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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

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Burr Steers

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Burr Steers (screenplay), Jane Austen (Quirk Books novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily James ... Elizabeth Bennet
Sam Riley ... Mr. Darcy
Bella Heathcote ... Jane Bennet
Ellie Bamber ... Lydia Bennet
Millie Brady ... Mary Bennet
Suki Waterhouse ... Kitty Bennet
Douglas Booth ... Mr. Bingley
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Bennet
Charles Dance ... Mr. Bennet
Jack Huston ... George Wickham
Lena Headey ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Matt Smith ... Parson Collins
Emma Greenwell ... Caroline Bingley
Eva Bell Eva Bell ... Louisa
Aisling Loftus ... Charlotte
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Storyline

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. Written by Deborah Falconer

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lily James hadn't heard of the novel when she received the script. She read the book in two days on the set of Downton Abbey (2010). See more »

Goofs

When the sisters are dressing for the dance at the beginning of the film, they are shown sheathing several styles of daggers which were not manufactured until the 20th century. This includes an Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife which was designed by Rex Applegate and William Fairbairn in 1941. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elizabeth Bennet: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. Never was this truth more plain than in the recents attacks at Netherfield Park, in which an entire household was slaughtered by a horde of the living dead during a whist party.
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Crazy Credits

After the first set of credits, a horde of zombies led by Wickham can be seen storming the house. See more »

Connections

Version of Pride and Prejudice (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Rondo in A Major, D. 438
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet
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Oddly enough... very entertaining
5 February 2016 | by Shane3182See all my reviews

This honestly surprised me.

It goes without saying I was not expecting much from this movie. I have seen various Pride and Prejudice movies before today and did not enjoy any of them out of sheer boredom. Nothing against those movies or their quality but it just wasn't my kind of movie. I assumed that this would be no different and that it would just be the same exact story with a few zombies sprinkled in.

And to an extent, it was exactly that, but there was much more depth to the zombie plot than I anticipated. The zombies were a very large part of the story and even when there was romantic drama there was still a close focus on the zombie aspect. There is always that underlying tension that zombies will strike.

The visuals were not the best but were still very well done. The make-up and effects for the zombies were much higher quality than I thought they would be. And the atmosphere kept a good mix of an old Pride and Prejudice feel while also adding a new element of dark zombie-apocalypse tension that I loved seeing.

There were a few parts that I rolled my eyes at, especially when things got a bit too dramatic between the lead characters Darcy and Elizabeth, but all in all it was a good movie that I enjoyed.

Very surprised to say I give this movie an 8/10.


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Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,324,240, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$10,938,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,457,494
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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