Unleashing Mr. Darcy

Unleashing Mr. Darcy

DVD - 2017
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In this modern day spin on 'Pride & Prejudice,' Elizabeth Scott, is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally shoe her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show. Dog show judge Donovan Darcy comes across as aristocratic and rude and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their mutual attraction.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Cinedigm Entertainment Corp.,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: H UNL
Characteristics: v
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Unleashing Mister Darcy

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Nov 10, 2017

If you're going to remake a Jane Austen classic, you should at least be able to spell her name. (Back cover calls her "Jane Austin." How dare!)

As Austen remakes go, this one obviously had very little effort - and even less knowledge of the actual book Pride and Prejudice - put into it. The dialogue is boring and cliche, far from Austen's fabled sly wit. The plot has little tension beyond cattiness and social climbing. The dog-show setting serves little purpose beyond the excuse to put cute dogs on screen to distract from how one-dimensional the characters are.

If you want a good modern Pride and Prejudice retelling, please do yourself a favor and Google "Lizzie Bennet Diaries." (Seriously. Do it. You will not regret it.) Skip this one. It'll just make you sad, if you care about Austen at all.

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