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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.

Director:

Burr Steers

Writers:

Burr Steers (screenplay), Jane Austen (Quirk Books novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For future. For love. For family. Everyone must fight. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | UK

Language:

English | Japanese | Chinese

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orgullo, prejuicio y zombies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,324,240, 7 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,907,291, 28 February 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David O. Russell was originally set to direct, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. 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 (2003) 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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Great mix of Drama, Humor, and Action
4 February 2016 | by allstarrunnerSee all my reviews

My disclaimer is this: I tend to rate a bit high because I rate almost purely on how much I enjoyed a film; I'm as far from a critic or 'movie snob' as one could possibly be. My rating reflects pure enjoyment and if it's worth spending the money to see at the theater. In my opinion, it is!

The movie is truly Pride and Prejudice...and Zombies; it follows the basic outline of the P&P novel, even some of the same dialog, but throws in zombies. Personally, I loved the book and I loved the Keira Knightly film and I will admit it took me about 10 minutes or so to adjust to what I was seeing; but I quickly became immersed.

The action is very well done and if you're a fan of women being in charge in an action movie then you will really like this!

If you're a fan of Matt Smith then this is a MUST SEE, i've never watched Doctor Who, I'm not a fan of him (just b/c I haven't seen him in things) but he stole every scene he was in, he was excellent.

I purposely try to keep my reviews vague so as not to give anything away; the bottom line is this: if you're in the mood for a fun night with a movie with a crazy premise and some good action then I highly recommend it!

I am quite surprised by the low rating currently (5.4); I imagine it is people who don't like seeing the novel turned into something with zombies. At the end of the screening I was attending there was audience applause and everyone genuinely seemed to enjoy it!

p.s. the current voting breakdown has 18%(!) of 1 votes! So take that into consideration.

p.s. if you don't like horror, I personally wouldn't classify this as "horror" but more "action"


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