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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

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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?

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Deborah Moggach (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Bennet
Talulah Riley ... Mary Bennet
Rosamund Pike ... Jane Bennet
Jena Malone ... Lydia Bennet
Carey Mulligan ... Kitty Bennet
Donald Sutherland ... Mr. Bennet
Brenda Blethyn ... Mrs. Bennet
Claudie Blakley ... Charlotte Lucas
Sylvester Morand Sylvester Morand ... Sir William Lucas
Simon Woods ... Mr. Bingley
Kelly Reilly ... Caroline Bingley
Matthew Macfadyen ... Mr. Darcy
Pip Torrens ... Netherfield Butler
Janet Whiteside Janet Whiteside ... Mrs. Hill
Sinead Matthews ... Betsy
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Storyline

The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood. Written by Marcy Gomez

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This holiday season, experience the greatest love story of all time. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

France | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pride & Prejudice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,529,947 (United Kingdom), 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,017, 13 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,405,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,147,947
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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Lizzie is asked to play the piano by Lady Catherine, she plays a very awkward version of the composition that plays at the beginning of the film and throughout it. Lizzie is essentially playing the movie's theme song, but very badly. See more »

Goofs

When Jane tells Elizabeth that Mr. Wickham has not come to the ball, Jane's lips keep moving after Elizabeth says "He must be here," though Jane says nothing. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

US version has a different ending: after Mr. Bennet and Elizabeth's conversation, a scene follows where Darcy and "Mrs. Darcy" are at Pemberly talking about their happiness. See more »

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Soundtracks

Georgiana
(uncredited)
Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Tamzin Merchant
[Plays as Darcy and Georgiana wait for their guests]
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Absolutely Perfect 2 Hour Adaptation!
12 November 2005 | by thingfiveSee all my reviews

For years I have waited for a Pride and Prejudice that perfectly captured the wit, the intelligence, the passion and the romance of Jane Austen's classic. The 1995 mini is fabulous, and I have watched it many times, but I have always been frustrated that while it got so much of the dialogue and the detail right, it somehow fell flat on some of the more subtle dynamics of the novel.

Finally this movie adaption has captured what has before been missing! True, it took license regarding some of the verbiage and detail of the novel, but it ultimately completely captured the characters, their transformations, their strengths, their vulnerabilities and their passions. You simply cannot do a definitive work on Pride and Prejudice in two hours. And this film doesn't try. But what it does attempt--to capture the story and characters, it does beautifully. It is well acted, well directed and connects as the book connected. While it has to rush and skimp on scenes and characters, it is the most authentic and true to the spirit of the novel version that I have ever seen. You simply do not want it to end...

Well done!!!! It was about time!!!


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