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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.
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…
Beautiful reconstruction of Victorian countryside provides a great setting for the film's actors to perform in their fullest potential in this memorable adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
I was with it all the way, and then the ending ruined it.
Elizabeth Bennet y John Darcy van a ser personajes que nunca podré olvidar. Es una historia muy romántica, con dos personajes principales cautivantes, hace muy difícil no sumergirse en la historia.
Mi romance favorito
Remarkably well done and beautiful in spirit, director Joe Wright's adaptation of Pride & Prejudice is a fantastic romantic film. With a great cinematography, an enchanting story, and a good score as well, this movie wouldn't have been so delightful had it not been for Keira Knightley's amazing performance. She's the real star of the film and its biggest highlight.
We are far away from an exaggeration when I admit that I freakin' love love love this movie. Also I can not believe that it's been almost 10 years since it's been made.
Why am I so fond of it? It's such a sensitive an amiable love story. As a costume drama it's very well done and as a literary adaptation it is more than adequate. Someone's read his Austen very accurately and precisely. Mr. Wright and Miss Knightley have made 3 movies (Atonement and Anna Karenina) together but this is by far the best one.
I liked it much better this time around. (Probably because last time I had read the book only days prior to watching the film. I also appreciated the cinematography much more this time around and the soundtrack is still one of my favorites.
are there people that don't like this movie??
A comfort watch, we're waiting for an overdue baby and are on a diet of upbeat for our shared evening movies.
I ended up enjoying it more than I ever had, it's more rushed than the BBC version or the book obviously but I think MacFadyen and Knightley work very well, slightly quivery regretful repressed love is her thing I guess and it really works here, they both really work here.
The supporting cast is excellent too, I ended up far more impressed than I expected to be
sign.....so sad, so so sad, I'm so depressed.
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