The dangers of spoilage

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We were amused by an article in the LAist from someone who was spoiled not wisely but too well before her viewing of P&P3…

But there was one line in her review that stuck with us throughout the entire movie:

The film’s single false note comes in a post-wedding scene on a balcony at Pemberley Hall that’s unfortunately reminiscent of “Sixteen Candles.”

And unfortunately, since we’re big fans of Sixteen Candles and the other Brat Pack-era films like The Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club, et al, it was hard to wipe away that image of Molly Ringwald’s Samantha and her beau, Jake, sitting cross-legged oogling each other across a lit birthday cake. When we watched the denouement in Pride and Prejudice, all of a sudden we could hear Long Duk Dong across the English moors…

Now, there’s a new take on the UnAusten Coda: Imagine half-dressed Darcy, the worse for a couple of bottles of claret, chasing Lizzy around saying, “Oh sexy girlllllllfriennnnnnd…”