It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Jessica in possession of a sadness, must be in want of a viewing of this movie.
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I love this movie more than should really be allowed. I love the score, I love the cast, I love the cinematography, I love the directing. It has bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love it. I tend to watch this movie whenever I am sad, I am sick, I have nothing to do, I need inspiration... pretty much whenever my brain needs a break.
Jane Austen is a staple for any lady who reads, but this one in particular is a romantic favorite. As much as I love Mr. Darcy, though, what really keeps me coming back to this is Elizabeth Bennet. There's no one quite like her. She's not afraid to speak her mind, even when it will come back to bite her in the ass. I can sympathize with that, as I also have a hard time holding my tongue, especially in situations where people are being idiots. She's a modern woman in a time when those kinds of opinions weren't valued, and I will always admire that. Apparently, so will Mr. Darcy, even if it's against his better judgement.
My personal favorite scene is the first proposal in the rain. It's a verbal sparring match for the ages. I wish I could think that fast, react that way, speak words that sound perfect as they assail your ears. Oh me.