Pride and Prejudice

I can’t think of a better way to spend my evening than to blog about how much I dislike the movie Pride and Prejudice. In the mean time, Krista (along with many other devout Minter Lane Church of Christ Craft-Nighters) cannot think of a better use of six hours on a Tuesday night than a Pride and Prejudice marathon.

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What is it about this movie? Before you ask the question of whether or not I have actually seen the A&E version of Jane Austen’s book, I will go ahead and answer it for you: I have. I actually bought the DVD for Krista and sat down to watch them one day when we were doing laundry (Again before you ask, yes, I do laundry). I cannot say that midway through one of the 22 or 23 episodes I did not find the recently folded pile of downy smelling t-shirts useful for a pillow, but I did make an effort to bond my with my wife through the agony of a six hour chick-flick.

I think what is more peculiar to me is that this is not an occurrence that happens rarely. I think it may be the third or fourth time in the last year that my wife will have watched the movie in its entirety. I guess this is not too hard to believe, considering that since the movie is so dreadfully long that by the end of it, you cannot remember what happened at the beginning. Why would you be able to remember a month after the fact what the awful thing was about?

BUT…Men, we are in luck. Word round the P&P fanclub is that there is a much shorter version of the movie coming out so those of you who have been blessed thus far so as not to have had to view the six hour version will only have to endure a 2 hour version.

Perhaps in another ten years, we will have this bad boy down to 1 hour. One can only hope.


About joshkellar

I'm married to an incredible woman of God and have two daughters that love to laugh and delight in the Lord. My goal in life is to bring others into closer relationship with God by engaging them in His story as we journey together in a faith-filled community. The basis for every decision I make in life comes back to my calling to share the love of God with those around me. My hope is that at every opportunity I will encourage others into a greater lifelong journey of discipleship.

Posted on August 3, 2005, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. <>Pride and Prejudice<> was a pretty good book, actually. I’d read it again.

  2. suzy george from fairfax

    i guess i would just have to love your wife to pieces. i could watch P&P for hours and hours and hours (and I HAVE). i also love love love S&S. oh do i love it. i cry everytime. i also love wuthering heights and jane eyre and on and on. i bet your wife does too!!!

  3. Sorry about the marathon…How can they like such trivial books or movies based on trivial books such as Pride and Prejudice. The nerve, really!

  4. hey josh – its jessica black…i stumbled on your blog through sammie youngs’! I hope you’re doing well in Abilene. I’m at UVA now, down in Charlottesville. If you’re ever in the area, come by and visit; it’s a great town! God bless!

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