Movie Review: Northanger Abbey 2007
I have returned back from the land of no blogging, (terrible place it is m'dears, you must never go there.) And why not start off with a bang? So I will do another movie review, because I haven't done one in a while.
Oh, this movie was sweet. It really, really, was. I really enjoyed it, it was different from your usual Austen movie. But let me elaborate on that....
Northanger Abbey follows the story of Catherine Moorland, who is
Catherine is a sweet girl, she really is. However, she is rather addicted to graphic romance novels, and a good part of the movie is her dreaming constantly about these very silly, and rather creepy novels, and spending time with her very silly, very unwise friend gushing over all the scandals. On the other hand, she is really quite innocent, and doesn't realize the harm the novels could cause her. She is not my favorite heroine, but she is sweet. She is played by Felicity Jones, and was portrayed really well. (she seems really young, but I shan't harp over that)
Okay. Now to address the novel-reading. These novels obviously are not worth reading, at all, and they are rather cheesy. And Catherine takes the reading to far. Unfortunately the movie had to show scenes of all her dreams, and other scandalous thoughts, which, had the scenes lasted any longer, would have become most inappropriate, and been promptly fast forwarded. But we didn't have to fast forward any, which was good. Thankfully the movie does resolve the novel problem at the end, and shows that flirting with every handsome mysterious man, is not okay. (Yes I'm looking at you, Catherine's silly friend and her friend's awful brother.!)
As to the rest of the movie, besides the afore mentioned dreams and such, it was really good and mom and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sets were lovely, the acting great, the costumes gorgeous, the plot line intriguing, and the romance sweet. And I rather fell in love with Henry, (he's mine peoples!).
All in all, I would defiantly recommend this movie. It is sweet, and well, it is an Austen, so it is alway's worth your time. So go, begone, and watch this movie. You will be glad you did, as I was.
(sorry for the homemade trailer btw, it's the only one I could find! And why is it sideways? ugghh!)