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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:

Deborah Moggach (screenplay by), Jane Austen (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 (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 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.77 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Georgiana
(uncredited)
Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Tamzin Merchant
[Plays as Darcy and Georgiana wait for their guests]
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excellent film
28 November 2005 | by la_vie_est_tres_belleSee all my reviews

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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Country:

France | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,804,000, 13 November 2005

Gross USA:

$38,405,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,616,555
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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