It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lady about to face the opening night of a brand new Jane Austen film adaptation must be in want of even more things Austen.
I was getting in the mood for Love and Friendship by reading this Buzzfeed list of online dating ads for Austen’s characters when I found out that I won’t be able to go see it tomorrow. Because the opening is a limited one. And apparently the greater Boston area is provincial enough to not merit even one single location of L&F. Not one! Arrgh!
This calls for lots of tea, and probably a good book. What would Jane do?
It’s been a long wait already. A year ago when I first found out about L&F, filming had already ended. Then it was supposed to be released on April 27, but the date got pushed to May 13. Now we have to wait even longer for an indeterminate general opening date.
Fortunately, L&F sounds well worth the wait. Like I wrote on my geeky hobby blog, I haven’t had any real idea of what it’ll be like, as I’ve never even heard of the writer / director Whit Stillman before, but the movie looks absolutely hilarious on the basis of the trailer.
Now I just need to sit tight for only a few more weeks. We hope!
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.