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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Bennett was originally dropped from the film to leave only 4 sisters until it was decided at the last minute to leave her in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the Netherfield Hall ballroom scene, Mary is seen behind Mr. Collins when Mr. Collins loudly introduces himself to Mr. Darcy; she is then immediately heard playing the piano in the next room. The scene of Caroline & Lizzie observing and commenting on the manners of Mr. Collins is simultaneous with the Collins/Darcy scene; therefore it is impossible for Mary to be also heard singing at this time from another room into which Lizzie then walks. The director's comments about a montage of the events that occur at the ball, cannot rule this out as a goof. 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 »


Soundtracks

Can't Slow Down
(uncredited)
Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by English Chamber Orchestra
[Plays during the montage of scenes of the ball]
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art film
6 December 2005 | by angelic_roxySee all my reviews

I just wanted to say that for those of you who weren't already aware, this version of Pride and Prejudice is mostly an art film. I went to see it expecting for them to focus on things like telling the story and using the witty dialouge to its utmost, and was shocked to discover that it wasn't about the story at all. The story is a backdrop in this case, used to give visual imagery to an art film. If you're going expecting something very different, hopefully this will help you not to be disappointed. There is no comparing this version of Pride and Prejudice to any other, because it is an entirely different creature. Actors cannot be compared to other actors because this version is going for an entirely different feel. Keira and Matthew are not even attempting to imitate Jennifer and Colin's performance. All comparison is moot. In this version you are not supposed to be able to become attached to the characters, be amazed by how witty the dialouge sounds, or be enchanted with the story. These all have a very rushed and glossed over feeling because the main thing here is the visual medium. It is an art film called Pride and Prejudice. All other resemblance to Jane Austen's book or previous adaptations is non existent. That being said Keira Knightly is beautiful and Mr. Collins painfully amusing and creepy. There is a lot of beautiful camera work and a lot of awkward moments. It's worth seeing to form your own opinion but be prepared for what to expect.


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