Wednesday, January 03, 2007

More Tongue, No Kisses

SwingDaddy captured the moment when Q decided that it would be fun to crawl over Mommy and lick her knee. Damp knees.

I finally watched my Netflix selection, which I've had since late October due to life, being busy, the holidays, and so on. This sets a record for the longest I've had a rental. I'd had the movie so long that it was looming with epic proportions in my mind – I had to get through it!

What film? Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood take on the Jane Austen classic. The first half was decidedly cheesy and only tolerable for the colorful costumes and lots of dancing. I think I was in a softer mood tonight, when I got to the second half, so I enjoyed the romance and admired the beautiful cast. Aishwarya Rai, the Queen of Bollywood, is absolutely gorgeous. I first had qualms about Martin Henderson as Darcy, because he looked so handsome that he was almost generic, but I got over that.

The writers made clever changes for Indian culture and the modern setting, and the P&P story held up remarkably well. Darcy manages to finagle some time with the Elizabeth character by exchanging his first class seat on the airplane with her mother and sitting in coach next to his love for the ten hour flight to London. The Lydia character tries to convince her mom that she should be allowed to wear the latest in fashions – bra tops and low, low waisted pants. Notably, there are no kisses, just an adoring hug between Darcy and Elizabeth at the finish.

Netflix must love me, as their best (least expensive) customer.


Mamacita Tina said...

Crack me up, you've had the movie since Oct. No doubt Netflix loves you! Sounds like a movie I'd like to see, if only I had time.

Mayberry said...

Sounds fun! I don't have Netflix for just this reason. When the stars align and we want to watch a movie, we use Movies on Demand through our cable box. Last week we got all set up to watch... and the service was down. There went our quarterly movie!

Waya said...

I'm not much of a Netflix fan, but my sister next store is so we watch what's delivered to her some time. The last movie was "inside man", not bad.

Sassy Student said...

oh, man. netflix. they LOVE you because you cost them no money!

i love netflix, but they hate me, because i get movies, turn around, send them back, sometimes the very next day.

mmm, yummy netflix!

K goose blog said...

great picture... sounds like quite a trip. i really like the snow photos.

Lady M said...

If I just watch one movie a month (and SwingDaddy watches one also), I feel like I get my money's worth. Oops, not this time!