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Adorable despite everything, 13 February 2008

Yes, this version is full of problems -- from the anachronistic costumes (although, as someone else here has pointed out, the story doesn't HAVE to be set in Austen's period)to the spell-out-the-theme dialogue (at one point there's an exchange between Garson & Olivier that goes something like "Pity you're so proud, Mr. Darcy"; "pity you're so prejudiced, Miss Elizabeth"). Yet it shines anyway, mainly because of the performances; while both the leads were at least 10 years too old for the characters, they're both at their best, and their banter is exquisite. Maybe it's best to think of it as a "starter Pride & Prejudice" -- something to turn people on to the novel, or even just other adaptations -- though it's an adorable nugget on its own.