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Wonderful... until the end
on 11 May 2018
I think this is one of my favourite books from Jane Austin. So naturally, I enjoy the entire movie, no, I love the entire movie. They did a wonderful job portraying the emotions and quirks of each character, allowing you to love or hate them as you should. The movie felt quite authentic and was quite romantic ... until you get to the end, then, I just can't. I dislike the end to the point where sometimes when I rewatch it I just turn it off before they get together, and that is just sad. I think the fact that they take a perfectly good ending (from the book) and try so hard to make it modern that it doesn't feel like it fits with the rest of the movie. The excessive shakycam and zooms are bad enough, but then at the end, there is the kiss to kill all romance. The fact they kiss in public doesn't bother me as much as the fact that; they lean in for the kiss and then it takes almost 5 minutes for them to actually kiss. It takes your emotions from the realms of "how romantic" to "so cringy" then onto "shoot me now".
So if you love Jane Austin then I would recommend this movie, which as I said is wonderful. Just skip the end, or be aware that you may get a headache from rolling your eyes and banging your head against the wall at the end.