Pride and Stupidity

One of my favorite books of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love it so much, I have seen every movie adaptation of it–the original BBC version, the A&E version with Colin Firth, and the 2005 version with Keira Knightley and Matthew McFayden. I’m a sucker for a good romance with a happy ending.

In the 2005 version, directed by Joe Wright (he also directed the recently acclaimed Atonement), the eldest Bennett sister is played by Rosamund Pike, who is perhaps better known as the “Bond girl” in Die Another Day.

During filming, Wright and Pike became a couple off-screen. After two years of dating, they got engaged in September of 2007. They were to be married this year, but about 3 weeks ago they abruptly called off the wedding.

At first, it was reported that Pike broke things off because she got cold feet. Then, reports began to surface that it was Wright who broke up with Pike, after she sent out hundreds of wedding invitations that included a steamy picture of the two of them in a hot tub.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one.

First of all, what kind of a narcissistic idiot sends out an intimate, provocative picture with their WEDDING invitation?

Secondly, if a bonehead move like that is enough to make you break up with the person, then how committed were you to getting married in the first place?

I have no idea what the future holds for these two, but it sounds to me like they both dodged a bullet in this instance.

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