I saw this with my wife, and would have enjoyed it much more if it had been cleaner. No reason to have all the innuendo and crass humor, and especially sad to see that a group of LDS women would have created that just to appeal to the mainstream crowd more (presumably). Because of the content I would never feel comfortable recommending it to anyone.
I have to agree with Kristen and Chris. I wanted to love it. But the content referred to was so distracting and unnecessary. Why do we call this LDS-made if it crosses the ideals that we are hoping to stand for?
I just saw this movie and would NOT recommend it. I had read Jonathan Decker's review beforehand but not these comments. I agree with those who say this is NOT a "mild" PG-13. I appreciate the tip about looking it up on Kids-in-mind. If I had read the list of sexual instances there, I would NEVER have gone to this movie! I am disappointed that LDS people would be involved in making a movie so full of sexual situations.
I was excited for this movie because I enjoyed the book so much, but other than a few funny scenes, I was very disappointed in this movie. If you have read the book, you know just how off script they took it; instead of being a sweet story with some humor, they turned it into a joke. I don
I'm raising eyebrows at the term "mild-to-moderate innuendos." My husband and I both found the movie embarrassing and rude. We asked for our money back half way through and walked out. If I were a Young Women's leader and had taken girls to watch this movie, I'd feel like I'd let them down big time. This movie does not represent LDS standards as taught in the "For the Strength of Youth" booklets.
Loved the movie! I was apprehensive about seeing and enjoying it because I had read the book, and although the movie was different in a lot of areas (very understandable when translating the written book to a visual movie under 2 hours) the overall theme and plot line remained the same. I loved the actors that were chosen and I was very entertained - both times I saw it. Just like the book, this is aimed at adults (especially Austen and/or BBC P&P fans) and is not appropriate for youth or kids. As an adult movie, I thought it was appropriately rated PG-13 (and not R), but I still would not take a teen to see it. It is a feel-good, laugh-out-loud, poke-at-Austen-lovers movie.
I couldn't agree more with others who disagree. The movie was offensive...even more so considering the "LDS thumbprint all over it," Meridian got it wrong on this one...really really wrong. You should be able to take a teenage girl to AUSTENLAND and I question that people would. Huge disappointment
I looked up the review on Kids-in-mind and saw that there are many inappropriate scenes and content for any family to go see. I like to use "For the Strength of Youth" as a guideline for viewing or listening to music/movies, etc. I'm quite surprised at your recommendation for this movie and now unable to trust your judgment and reviews as being helpful.
I saw the movie with my sister and mother and agree with the write of this article. We laughed through the whole movie and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I wish I could agree with you on this being a "mild" PG-13. I took my teenage daughter hoping we'd have a great time together. I found the entire movie full of inuendo and blatant sexual references from beginning to end. This ruling all of it's other good qualities for me: great acting, casting, setting, and plot.
I would also mention that it ruined the romance for typical Austen fans; one reason her stories are appealing is that there isn't any worry of scenes we don't want to see. Not the case here. And none of it w necessary for advancing the plot.
I was really embarrassed to have taken my daughter to the movie.
I went and saw the movie and was horribly disappointed! It doesn't match the book at all! What was Shannon Hale thinking, by allowing (co-writing?! ) a screenplay such as this?
Skip the movie and go read the book.
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