Sunday, February 1, 2009

LDS Pride & Prejudice?

Recently I rewatched "Pride & Prejudice: A Latter Day Saint Comedy". Yes, there is a Mormon P & P and no, Darcy does not marry all the Bennet sisters. In fact, they aren't sisters at all. Instead they are roommates.

I must admit I did not think I was going to like this version of P & P, but it's wonderful. It's really funny and there are scenes with quotations from the book itself. Collins is hysterical. One of the best scenes is when he is preaching in church about how horrible Elizabeth Bennet is. In her fantasy she throws a book at him. I too, have often thought about throwing a book at my priest (I'm Catholic), but haven't yet. I came close Christmas Eve when he gave a homily about Henry VIII who had eight wives and divorced himself from the Catholic Church so he could marry Catherine of Aragon and ditch Anne Boleyn. For anyone who doesn't see why this is wrong at least wikipedia it. I don't count on wikipedia for much, but I feel their information would be better than my priest's.

The LDS P & P finds unique ways to update the tale and is actually quite humourous. I laughed quite a bit. Givie it a chance. You might end up loving it.


  1. I love the LDS version too. For no apparent reason.

    Have you heard about this book yet?,book-info/store,books/products_id,7847/title,Pride-and-Prejudice-and-Zombies/

    I want you to review that when it comes out!

  2. Oh dear. I thought vampires would come to Pride and Prejudice first. I guess I was wrong. I will review it when it comes out and will listen to the Jonathan Colton song RE:Your Brains, which is about zombies. I highly suggest you listen. Afterall zombies only want to eat your brains. They're not unreasonable; they aren't going to eat your eyes :)