You all know how much I adore the Hallmark Channel. It’s a scary TV obsession sometimes. Through the last two years, I’m afraid to say, with blogging fueling me as a legitimate excuse (I simply have to watch this one… for reviewing purposes), my addiction has grown worse.
Saturday night marked the final “Winterfest” premiere (a series of romantic comedies Hallmark produced to help our Christmas movie hangover). With it came what I would argue could have been the best for last. It was Unleashing Mr. Darcy. Based on a novel of the same name, the movie might not be adapted to specs, but golly did I adore it. I sat down to watch it one morning (because some winter mornings require a cute romantic-comedy) with my mother and before ten minutes passed, we both agreed,
Ryan’s Mr. Darcy made for an excellent leading man let along a charismatic and practically perfect contemporary Mr. Darcy.
One thing I did neglect to mention in my review (which you can find linked below) was the clever ways the script found to add in some of Darcy’s most popular barbs/lines (think a “pair of fine eyes”). I appreciated that the writer didn’t exchange a modern setting for the beauty that is the original dialogue.
But enough of my silly gushing. If you’d like to chat about the film, leave your comments and you can read my formal review (below) originally posted on Silver Petticoat.
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Nearly every time there is a whisper of a re-imagining for a Jane Austen story, I’m in. Recently, Hallmark decided to join the fun with their own re-tooled version of Pride and Prejudice with Unleashing Mr. Darcy. The first hint the made-for-TV movie was connected to Jane Austen was, of course, the titular and iconic name of Mr. Darcy in the title. Further reading revealed that Unleashing Mr. Darcy was indeed a contemporary spin on the beloved Pride and Prejudice. Having never seen Hallmark Channel create a classic for the 21st century, I pressed “play” on Unleashing Mr. Darcy with a serious dose of curiosity. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat Review →
This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review.