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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…
Joe Wright μας έπρηξες λίγο, αλλά Matthew <3 <3 <3
This is a totally acceptable adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It's done with style and nuance and I was bored to tears. I'm blaming this entirely on myself though, I am just not a fan of Jane Austen. I was bored by the book, I was bored by the Olivier adaptation, I was even bored when they added zombies. I'm a big fan of Joe Wright and this shows a lot of the style to come in things like Atonement, but he couldn't make me forget my PRIDE and forget my PREJUDICE towards Austen. Get it?
This is one of the most influential films of my adolescence. Wright and his collaborators took Austen's story and characters and created a specific and spellbinding world that's their own but is still infused with Austen's essence. The cast is sublime, the music is delicious, the film is a joy to look at again and again and again and again.
Really good version of this story and beautifully shot.
Snooze & Snoozability. The only Jane Austen adaptation worth watching any more is 'Clueless.'
I like this kind of costume drama, for some reason - the kind that you can take seriously on the story's own terms even though it doesn't try to disappear into the time it's set in. The energetic way this is filmed and even more the way the lines are said, keeping much of the original dialogue and then making it much more light and sparkling than such lines can reasonably be (Knightley is especially good at this), reminds us of the unavoidable gap between the story and the adaptation but also helps keep the story fresh, keeping us at a distance in one way but drawing us in in another. It's not the pure and elevated experience that a…
Pride and Prejudice, aka the crown jewel of Jane Austen novels, has been made into countless films, TV series, and spin-offs based on this masterpiece, and rightly so. It's an award-winning screenplay just begging you to take it and label it as "adapted". Austen paints an enthralling, satirical picture of the "class-conscious" society where women's sole purpose is to get married. Add in an overbearing mother, some immature sisters, and a socially awkward cousin trying to steal your house, and this plot is downright comical. If you're looking for a good love story, stop reading this and go watch this movie now. Seriously, romance films are proceed with caution these days. I blame the whole "I have no dignity" movement…
I will only accept this version of one of my favorite books.
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