Magazine article Screen International

Bret + Jane + Nelly

Magazine article Screen International

Bret + Jane + Nelly

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What happens with Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie starts gyrating in Regency attire...

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to West Wycombe to visit the set of Austenland, which marks the directorial debut of Jerusha Hess (the wife and collaborator of Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess).

From the few hours I spent on set, this film already looks hilarious. It's the story of a somewhat geeky New York woman who is obsessed with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice; she gets the trip of a lifetime to go on a Regency-themed holiday in the English countryside.

I witnessed Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords grinding up on Keri Russell, all the while wearing regency finery. Oh, and did I mention a Nelly song was playing? What more do you want from a film, people? …

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