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?
The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane (Rosamund Pike), Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), Mary (Talulah Riley), Kitty (Carey Mulligan), and Lydia Bennet (Jena Malone) - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when wealthy young Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) and his best friend, Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), arrive in their neighborhood.Written by
At the beginning of the movie, Elizabeth is shown reading a novel titled "First Impressions" - this was Jane Austen's original title of her novel before she altered it to "Pride and Prejudice". Additionally, the text of the visible pages is readable when paused; it is the last chapter of "Pride and Prejudice", with names changed. See more »
When Elizabeth examines the bust of Mr. Darcy, the camera pans around the back of the bust and dried dollops of plaster can be clearly seen on the backside of the shoulders and the column. The bust is supposed to be carved marble, and would not have the plaster dollops. See more »
After a good friend handed me Pride and Prejudice in eighth grade and implored me to read it, I have re-entered the world of the Bennet's each year wondering when a movie was going to be made that could capture Austen's characters I knew so well from the book. I was a bit skeptical at first due to some of the casting but I am glad to say I was very wrong in my prejudice. I wish I could tell the director himself how much I enjoyed his interpretation of this outstanding story. It was witty, breath taking, and the acting was so realistic you cannot help but be drawn in to the story. Matthew McFadyen did an outstanding job showing the complexities of Mr. Darcy's character while Keira Knightley brought out the independent and clever subtleties of Elizabeth Bennet. The ensemble of actors, screenwriters, set designers, and all others who worked on this film truly did a superior job. From a Jane Austen fan, this is a favorite brought to life on the screen.
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