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Excessively Diverted Episode 12 – Bride and Prejudice with Drunk Austen!

Sammi and Beau are joined by the effervescent Robin of Drunk Austen to discuss the 2004 Bollywood Extravaganza “Bride and Prejudice.” With full dance routines, color wheels, horrible mothers, Sitar workout playlists, and all the Grand Canyon Canoodling you can handle!

Bride and Prejudice was directed by Gurinder Chadha and Stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Martin Henderson

The Good:

The clothes, the costumes, the smart cultural subtext. This movie succeeds on every level that A Latter Day Comedy fails on. The songs are hilarious, there’s a bizarre Ashanti cameo, elephants, and Rory Gilmore. Aishwarya Rai is a living goddess.

The Bad: 

Martin Henderson is fine in that he’s just okay as Darcy. He doesn’t really give us much and is just a blandly handsome block of wood through most of them movie.

The Ugly:

Not much to say here, except maybe some suddenly relevant points on America as the new imperialist and the western obsession with status and ownership.



A delight all around, an incredibly silly romp and an excellent way to spend a hungover morning. Special thanks to Robin!  Please check out Drunk Austen on all their social media!


Beau grew up in South Carolina but now calls Portland home. She can get by pretty much anywhere as long as she has her books, iPhone and Netflix.

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