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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?

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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. Guy 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 »

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Drama | Romance

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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  »

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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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Penelope Wilton was also working on Match Point (2005) and Doctor Who (2005) at the same time. 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 »

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[first lines]
Jane Bennet: Lydia. Kitty.
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Thanks to ... The Dromgoole family ... all at Sands Films ... Andrew and Pippa Reis and family ... the residents and businesses of Stamford Lincolnshire. See more »

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The Benny Hill version of P&P which should be called 'Shy and Miserable'
13 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I really hated this - it is OK to modify scenes from the book, but to change the spirit of it completely is too much. And to change Jane Austen's witty dialogue for some of the dross, especially early on in the piece was definitely not an improvement.

This loud, grubby group were not my idea of the Bennetts or their friends. The Bennetts may have been poor and may well have lived in a shabby house, but they had more class than this lot.

As for the proposition that Darcy's aloofness was because he shy and not confident, he just seemed pathetic to me and Darcy should certainly not be pathetic.

Except for the scene where he gave a lovely smile - Mathew MacFadyen wore the same expression pretty much throughout, (which was not surprising as this Darcy was such a boring character), and Kiera Knightly just seemed much to flighty for Lizzy, she seemed more like Lydia.

To me - it is the Benny Hill version of P&P - no subtlety, little wit, almost just slapstick.

Thank God for the BBC.


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