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Stone Cold Jane Austen.

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To hell with your "Mrs. Darcy."So we’re a little obsessed. So sue us. Or better, indulge us, we’re having a hell of a day.

Chris Ayresin and Jack Malvern at the London Times inform us that the British version of "Pride & Prejudice" is actually two minutes shorter than the one currently playing in US theaters — lopped off was the particularly sappy end scene, in which an en déshabillé Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen make out on the steps of Darcy’s fabulous estate. Apparently the scene proved a little much for the production company, Working Title Films (the very company responsible for the endless finale of airport embraces in "Love Actually"), though, according to David Livingstone, vice-president of Universal marketing distribution:

The extra scene was kept for the Americans, as well as some Asian territories that prefer emotion to be "laid on quite thickly."

Don’t we just! The Brit version ends on a line from Donald Sutherland‘s Mr. Bennet, if you’ve seen the film and were wondering.

Bob Thompson at the Washington Post watches the film with his picky, Austen-fanatic daughters, and discusses what works and doesn’t work (for him, the ending sure don’t).

And Jeff Dawson at the London Times interviews Kelly Reilly, who plays the snobby Caroline Bingley in the film but who may be most memorable as the extremely British Wendy in "L’Auberge Espagnole." She’ll also be sporting feathers and not much else in the upcoming Weinstein Co. release "Mrs. Henderson Presents."

+ Why new Pride & Prejudice is abridged in Britain
(London Times)
+ ‘Pride,’ Overcoming Readers’ Prejudice (Washington Post)
+ Kelly Reilly: happy to grin and bare it (London Times)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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