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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth Bennet
... Mary Bennet
... Jane Bennet
... Lydia Bennet
... Kitty Bennet
... Mr. Bennet
... Mrs. Bennet
... Charlotte Lucas
Sylvester Morand ... Sir William Lucas
... Mr. Bingley
... Caroline Bingley
... Mr. Darcy
... Netherfield Butler
Janet Whiteside ... Mrs. Hill
... Betsy
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Storyline

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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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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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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Features five actresses nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress: Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Brenda Blethyn, Carey Mulligan and Dame Judi Dench. Of these, Keira Knightley and Brenda Blethyn have also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, while Judi Dench won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998) See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning when she plays the piano, the melody ascends while her right hand moves towards the bass (left hand side of the piano). See more »

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[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 »

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

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Letter to Henry Purcell
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Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
[Plays as Lizzy and Darcy dance]
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Wretched
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

No one go see Pride & Prejudice. It is the most wretched, boring, miserable movie I have seen all year. Keira Knightley does not look or act the part (note how she chooses to act with her chin every time she gets emphatic) and I've sold lumber more charismatic and interesting than the man who plays Mr. Darcy. There are so many clichéd shots (if I ever have to see someone stare at a candle in the foreground for an entire shot while having a conversation, and then blow it out for the scene change, or a door slamming shut with a dull, resounding crash directly into the camera, I may scream.)

Darcy is boring; Collins is boring; Bingley looks like a woman; Mrs. Bennett is not funny as she is in the BBC version, she is merely irritating. And oh the giggling. The horrid, horrid giggling. I think a good 15 minutes of this movie is comprised of giggling. Another 15 goes to "moving" shots of the beautiful landscape, while Lizzie stares pensively into the distance.

I offer this as an especial warning to anyone who has not read the novel, who would be doing themselves a horrible disservice by seeing the movie before reading the book and watching the delightful Colin Firth BBC version - which is in every imaginable way a superior film to this sack of sugary rubbish.

Thank you. It felt good to get that out of my system. Please take my advice. For your sakes.


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