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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…
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.
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.
Joe Wright manages to cram one of English literature's great texts into a short runtime that clips along at a steady pace, sometimes forgetting to actually show us those catalyzing moments that change these two characters from stern enemies into fond lovers, relying instead on the "Well, it's Mr. Darcy, so, you know" factor that I'd expect from any number of parodies, fanfictions and so on. Our two leads do put in spirited performances; MacFadyen is generally underrated by just about everyone but especially those with Colin Firth-shaped stars in their eyes, and Knightley brings a sensuousness and joy to bookish Elizabeth that I often miss in other adaptations.
Wright's skill is not necessarily in plotting, but in creating moods…
I finally got to see this. I never read the novel or seen any other adaptations of the novel but I can say that I really enjoyed watching this story.
I guess this story will never get old and will always have it's charm even though is passed during the 19th century and thank god times have changed, we can still find some elements of the story present in nowadays society.
The acting was strong from all the cast, but Keira Knightley who plays Lizzie and Matthew MacFayden who plays Mr. Darcy were amazing and their chemistry was perfect.
The camera work is wonderful, I loved the dance scenes that were shoot in such a magnificent romantic way. But one…
I guess I'm already becoming a bit of a P&P snob. I understand and applaud the changes and condensations that were made, but I still felt a voice in the back of my head going "but that's not right" way too often. Casting was pretty meh, except for a few of the characters it's hard to get wrong. Also, there were some amazing tracking shots, but what was up with the really awkward zooms?
This movie is perfect.
Keira Knightley is fantastic, the technicalities and design encapsulate the feeling of 19th century England, and while the film has its momentary high points it still succumbs to being an at times dull period piece cripple by its disjointed narrative.
Cut out a lot of information from the book, which is completely understandable, and would have been less distracting had I not just read it.
Keira Knightley is as irritating as I usually find her playing the lead Elizabeth, while Matthew Macfadyen was charmingly awkward as Mr. Darcy. Wright's directing is as smooth and aesthetically pleasing as I have come to expect, and definitely suits the costume-drama in the countryside genre.
Visually, this adaptation is a lot more successful than its plot, but if you enjoy Jane Austen I'm sure it will be more pleasing still.
“ You must know... surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I'd scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. ”
Jane Austen's timeless favorite novel adaptation…
I was distracted the entire film. The language was what got me most, I think. To begin with, I couldn't understand a thing anyone was saying. I can take British accents, but when they are delivered at a rapid-fire pace that would compete with Japanese cartoons, it took me a long time before I could catch up with everything (I’ve never read a single Jane Austen novel and I never watched the TV show, which I presume is better than this movie).
Once on board, all I could really appreciate was the cinematography and the attempt on the director's part to give us a new angle on this classic tale. It must have been a weak year for female lead…
Watched with: Self
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Felicidad pura. Sonrisa permanente en la cara. Cualquier historia de Jane Austen es un constante happy place.
While the performances were good, the score was terrific, and the cinematography was breathtaking, the story felt a bit middling at times, and there were too many characters and names to keep track of. Sometimes, there are very jarring cuts where it feels like you dozed off and missed a few scenes. Overall, however, it was a well made and well acted film, and I would recommend watching it.
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