Life of a Book Hoarder

Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

I caved again and watched a movie based on a book – without having read the book – and once again, really enjoyed. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I loved Crazy Rich Asians!

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Movie Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park
Directed by Patricia Rozema

1999, Miramax Films
Starring: Frances O’Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, James Purefoy

Note: I expected this movie to be in the same vein as the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice and the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility. However, it wasn’t. In preparing to post the review I wrote right after watching the film, I found that Wikipedia describes the movie as “loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name…the film differs sharply from the original novel in many respects.” Had I known that going in, perhaps my expectations would have been lower and my review different. 

You can read my review and a general synopsis of the book here – or just Google the plot.

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