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.
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.
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…
You'll have to forgive my tumblings, but it's been a while....
I watched 12 movies in the first four days of the year, but haven't watched a movie since. Add my slow December and last half of November, and you might think me outgrowing my Peter Pan syndrome at last. That's certainly not the case, and I doubt I'll ever do. Bare with me, as Letterboxd is still my number one spot for internet entertainment, even if I'm having few reviews of my own to put up every so often.
I have however first had a period of time catching up on my TV-shows, and then later I've actually been rather busy every so often, and chosen the shorter runtime…
In the Secret Gay Handbook that a rainbow colored imp delivers to your doorstep after you come out of the closet, there's an entire chapter devoted to the importance of liking Jane Austen. However, even if I didn't have some sort of innate predilection towards these beautiful, passionate, romantic works, I have a feeling that this film would stagger me.
Don't get me wrong; Keira Knightley has never been my favorite actress, and the Colin Firth miniseries is significantly closer to the original novel, but there is something here that just clicks. It's not a surprise either when you consider everything it has going for it:
1. Jane Austen novels are perfect for movies. Like most screenplays, most of Austen's…
I saw this before seeing the BBC miniseries. Liked the BBC version better, but this one was also nice & it introduced me to Jane Austen.
Not the type of story I'm typically into watching, but based on some related films and cast members, I gave it a shot. It was ok, I guess, but three things I found very distracting:
1. Mr. Darcy tries way to hard to POUT through the entire film.
2.The director seems more concerned with composing an pretty frame than anything else - Often every item and every person seems very precisely posed in the frame, rather than feeling natural.
3. Having Tom Hollander and Keira Knightley in the same film again (and with him even calling her Elizabeth) creates serious deja vu.
De todas las películas de jeva que he visto, esta es notable. La dirección es increíble, cada toma refleja algo, nos muestra algo que nunca cae en lo ordinario o lo corriente, todo en esta película esta muy bien formado, excelente.
This is my go-to film.
I don't know why but it is... :D
Adaptación cinematográfica de un clásico de la literatura como lo es Orgullo y Prejuicio, no he tenido la oportunidad de leer el libro así que mi critica se basa en lo que vi, me pareció una película para mujeres, el personajes de la madre de las 5 hijas estuvo bien interpretado, ya que me produjo cierta impotencia por ver lo ridícula que era como madre, los escenarios fantásticos, así como la banda sonora, el vestuario muy bien realizado, y las interpretaciones de Keira Knightley y de Matthew Macfadyen estuvieron increíbles, siempre he considerado a la británica como una actriz fantástica.
Bride of Diarrhea.
The photography in this film makes me so angry because I want to hate the movie, but I can't because it takes my breath away.
This recent adaptation of the Jane Austen gets a lot of things right - the costumes, set design and cinematography are all competently handled and the performance of Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy (as well as Elizabeth's father (Donald Sutherland) is convincing. However Keira Knightly (the star) is underwhelming. She pouts and stares gravely with conviction but there is little else about her work that suggests she is doing more with the script than just 'going along with it' rather than bringing something special to the film.
Judi Dench's part as Darcy's aunt has little screen time but she fulfils her role admirably, invigorating the film with her acting pedigree.
This is the first adaptation of the novel I've seen, so I can't compare it with its predecessors, but I expect you could do a lot worse.
Probably my favorite love story ever told. It's just beautiful, the story and the scenery.