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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…
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…
After the 1940 version with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson and the successful mini-series from 1995 with Colin Firth, this is the newest incarnation of Jane Austen’s literary classic “Pride & Prejudice”.
Keira Knightley, as Elizabeth Bennet, plays her biggest role to date. She is the point of your attention and Knightley shows us she can handle the pressure. Especially in the more dramatic scenes she stands strong, even if she shares the screen with the experienced Judi Dench.
The chemistry between Keira Knightley and her on-screen Mr. Darcy, portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen, is great. Every time the two get closer, you feel butterflies in your stomach. Just a look or response is enough to know what they feel.
Another superbly directed period film from Joe Wright (see Atonement).
The extensive cast are all great, and the settings and cinematography are both suitably sumptuous.
It's a brilliant, classic story that is touching and truly engaging throughout and THAT extended ballroom scene is magnificent.
MR DARCY BLEW MY MIND AWAY!!!
One of my now favourite movies, two trully tanelented actors and an amazing romantic story. So heartwarming and captivating!
The thrill this film causes you when each other's eyes meet is pure magic.
I can say no more 'cause it makes me run out of words, just watch it and you'll understand!!!
A poster child for how excessive faithfulness to literary source material can work to a film's detriment. This version of Jane Austen's classic is gorgeously shot, and Joe Wright does some great things with camera movement; but that's a problem when the screenplay wants the camera to hold still so the actors can plow through Austen's reams of dialogue. Watching Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen zoom through their lines at a breakneck clip, we can sense the film fidgeting, itching for them to finish talking so it can get back to what it does best.
you know that text post on tumblr talking about this movie that's like "i didn't think i would care this much about regency era straights but i guess i do"? that's ME and i CARE SO MUCH, i cannot BELIEVE this
My reputation for not crying at romantic films has been annihilated.
Not the best Pride & Prejudice. However, the best Elizabeth Bennett.
Also, feels like it would be even better with about another ten minutes of running time.
So much better than the A&E/BBC miniseries where do I start.
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