It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman who hasn't seen Pride & Prejudice must be in want of a viewing.
It's all about love on this special Valentine's Day episode, as we discover whether The Unenthusiastic Critic's prejudice against "romantic" movies can possibly stand up to Jane Austen's classic tale of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Along the way, Michael and Nakea discuss whether hate is the purest form of love, whether Hollywood is just bad at relationships, and whether Edible Arrangements make for a meaningful Valentine's Day gift.
0:00: Prologue (Keira Knightley on Elizabeth Bennet)
0:16: Introduction and Theme Music ("Warm Duck Shuffle" by Arne Huseby)
0:37: Overview Discussion: Why Does Nakea Hate Romantic Movies?
19:52: Musical Interlude: "Oh, Mr. Darcy" by The Doubleclicks
20:54: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion of Pride & Prejudice
29:57: Trailer for Pride & Prejudice
31:32: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion of Pride & Prejudice
1:18:35: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Film discussed: Pride & Prejudice (directed by Joe Wright, Focus Features, 2005).
—Reviews and Articles Discussed: "AFI's 100 Years…100 Passions," afi.com; "Serendipity," reviewed by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com.
—Listen to additional episodes and read The Unenthusiastic Critic in prose form at unaffiliatedcritic.com. Email us, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. (Suggestions of movies to watch for future episodes are welcome.)
—"Warm Duck Shuffle" by Arne Huseby is licensed under CC BY 3.0.
—"Oh, Mr. Darcy," by The Doubleclicks, used with the generous permission of the artists. (Musicians who allow their songs to be used in podcasts are the absolute best, so please check out and support The Doubleclicks here.)