Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Pride & Prejudice
A romance ahead of its time.
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
I don't really have much of a reason for why this movie doesn't deserve five stars. Joe Wright's direction is superb and the film is simply gorgeous. The performance are all top notch, with Keira Knightley especially bringing the thunder. The story is surprisingly intriguing, and I actually found myself rooting for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth to get together. So, I guess if I had to give a reason why this doesn't get five stars, it would have to be the complete lack of dueling in the film. At least one duel would have kicked the film up a notch. Someone get Jane Austen on the phone and tell her we need more dueling.
Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite book since I first read it at the age of eleven. Since then, I've watched every film and mini-series adaptation, and Joe Wright's version rings in at number 2. The top spot has to go to BBC's 1996 mini-series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That version is absolutely perfect and wonderful, but it's too long for more than once a year for me. In between, I like to watch this version because it's beautiful, easy to digest, and focuses on arguably the best parts of the story.
The cinematography is what makes this version so special and riveting. Seemingly small and insignificant moments feel passionate and…
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many an overt filmic display of lust to shame.
see, that's the thing about austen. she wrote about propriety, decorum, rules, and manners, but underneath it all she was also concerned about romance, love, and individual desire.
this film captures the…
Excellent Austen adaptation.
Too bad someone decided to cast that anorexic walking jaw.
When will the world realise that that woman can't act?
She completely drags this beautifully shot and otherwise well acted film down.
Part of my Double Feature Challenge
Watching this immediately after seeing the 1940 original, I couldn't help but notice the differences first. Of course, this version was shot in color and on location in England, not in B&W on a Hollywood studio lot. It leaps into the action much more quickly, too, not bothering to define the individual characters of the five Bennet girls before setting them in contact with the wealthy Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods), his aloof sister Caroline (Kelly Reilly) and the proud, brooding Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen)
Mr. Bennet is played by Donald Sutherland, which seems to suit both the actor and the part. His humor is low key, subtle, but obvious, with an added dimension of…
so i just wanted to inform you all that i was just in a show of pride and prejudice and i played wickham and i made out with the chick playing lydia on stage then one performance we realised her older brother and boyfriend and dad were all in the audience and i had to go apologise to them afterwards and i was ready to die in that moment
Rewatched in a long time. Different from what I remember. Nonetheless amusing.
Keira es la persona más bonita existente y fin.
Perhaps a perfect adaptation. Considering it is less than half the length of the celebrated 1995 BBC television series, it manages Austen's complex novel with an adept sense of economy and style. Roman Osin's cinematography remains some of the best ever committed to celluloid.
Viewed: 4K Ultra HD viewing, upconverted from a Full HD source. Presented in its original 2.40:1 aspect ratio.
I could watch this a hundred times and never get sick of it.
My favorite film of all time.
I haven't seen this in probably 6 or 7 years and it is SO much better than I remember it being. And I never care about romance films.
My wife's had a long, hard day. This movie is cinematic emotional therapy for her. Mostly it's because Keira Knightly is such a weapon of male destruction and she skewers with her words so deftly, it's a joy to watch. Plus, the score of the film is a lullaby.
everytime i watch the part where mr darcy flexes his hand after touching elizabeth i feel my soul leaving my body
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.