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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.
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…
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…
goddddddd this movie makes me wish i had a crush on someone who wasn't a stranger, a celebrity, or an engaged professor
A fantastic modern take on a Jane Austen classic, which handles its subject material with grace, humour and respect. You'll notice that not one character kisses in the UK cut of the film.
I've watched this many a times due to my mum, but some part of me has a great respect for it and it is very watchable.
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.
:0) - that's my face every single time I watch this movie
This film is perfect.
i'm currently watching the bbc miniseries but more of this is not enough
interesting how this is the best movie ever made.
So faithful to the novel! May be the closest adaptation ever.
I really enjoyed the nuances and chemistry in the movie that are not as well defined in the novel. Small glances, eyes movement and tight shots of hands all add up to a sweet payoff.
Something the novel could not accomplish.
Only thing I did not like so much was the cinematography. Sure, there are some classic Joe Wright long takes with tons of big moves and choreography, but I thought they used far too many zooms. It felt like every shot was zooming in at some point.
A zoom here and there can be super useful, but overuse makes it less special.
This film would belong to the classics were it not for that. It made me feel like I was watching a video or an episode of the office. Not a cinematic masterpiece.
Luckily, Joe abandons this technique in Atonement.
Probably Keira Knightley's best performance to date, she makes a spirited and strong willed Elizabeth Bennet and has very good chemistry with Matthew MacFadyen's Mr Darcy. The rest of the cast is highly commendable, with standout performances by Tom Hollander and Judi Dench. The film is pleasing on the eye with some lovely cinematography, especially when capturing the rural landscapes of the English countryside but of course this film is a romantic drama, not a Terrence Mallick musing on nature. As a romantic drama it does work well, although a little more time could have been made in developing the relationship with Elizabeth and Darcy, but that is a small quibble. Overall a satisfying and enjoyable romance that will not have Jane Austen rolling in her grave. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on the other hand...?
I'm full of emotion right now! haha! I'm going through a Pride and Prejudice phase at the moment after reading the book for the first time. it's so weird when a story you thought you just "got" through pop culture osmosis completely clicks for you in your own life. I don't like explaining why I love things too much, so I wrote a random smattering of thoughts down while watching which I'll share instead:
-more hot guys should have mutton chops
-kinda felt like screaming during the first dance scene? from happiness I guess? just such joy in my heart seeing this story come alive with so much energy, with all of these people existing in my head fully realized.…
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the rain scene where he yells at her for being poor and to pls marry him and she says "ur the last man i'd ever marry" and they have the biggest, most electric stare off is WILD and it does NOT get old
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