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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 November 2005 (USA)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?



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The protagonist Elizabeth Bennett is a witty, sarcastic, somewhat stubborn young lady who really has an opinion about quite a lot including why she would not marry simply because of it is expected of her. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a shy, rich, man who defiantly believes there is such a thing as superior birth. Written by Gaëlle

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Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can't be without. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pride & Prejudice  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,529,947 (UK) (16 September 2005)


$710,263 (South Africa) (17 March 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joe Wright specifically instructed Keira Knightley never to pout, throughout the whole film. There is, however, one scene in where she does, but that scene was shot by the second unit without the director present. According to Knightley, Wright still complains when watching the film over her breaking this 'pout ban'. See more »


At the beginning of the film, the Sun is on one side of the house, Lizzie walks from the rear to towards the front of the house, the camera enters a doorway to show Mary playing inside Longbourn, the Sun is low in the sky from the other side of the house. The scene has been filmed as a continuous shot but it is impossible for the Sun to have moved. In the commentary the director explains that the scene was cut as Lizzie passes behind some laundry - not "to indicate a passing of time" - but because he wanted to use the Sun from both sides of the house. He hoped the audience would "not notice the two Suns". It is a goof but it was intentionally done to make filming easier. See more »


[first lines]
Jane Bennet: Lydia. Kitty.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to ... The Dromgoole family ... all at Sands Films ... Andrew and Pippa Reis and family ... the residents and businesses of Stamford Lincolnshire. See more »


Featured in Pride & Prejudice: The Bennets (2006) See more »


Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Tamzin Merchant
[Plays as Darcy and Georgiana wait for their guests]
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Jane Austen for ever
17 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Jane Austen's tale of love and economics reaches us once more with the energy of a thorough novelty. "Pride and Prejudice" has been a favorite novel of mine since I first read it and I've seen Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson, Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle and now Matthew MacFadyen and Kiera Knightly. Amazingly enough I've never been disappointed. The material seems to be full proof. Colin Firth's Darcy, in many ways, is the Darcy I've always imagined. He's been an actor I've followed feverishly since his glorious Adrian LeDuc in "Apartment Zero", Matthew MacFadyen was totally new to me but he managed to create that sense of longing that makes that final pay off so satisfying. Kiera Knightly is a ravishing revelation. I must confess, I didn't remotely imagined that she was capable of the powerful range she brilliantly shows here. The other big surprise is Joe Wright, the director, in his feature film debut which is more than promising, it's extraordinary. The photography, the art direction and the spectacular supporting cast, in particular Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn, makes this new version of a perennial classic a memorable evening at the movies

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