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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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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:

Slay with pride. Kill with prejudice. 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

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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[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 »

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Referenced in Face Off: Frightful Fiction (2015) See more »

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Rondo in A Major, D. 438
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet
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Enormously Funny And Surprisingly Touching
5 February 2016 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

I know most people who love PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen are furious about this movie even existing, let alone being successful. But I actually liked it a lot!

I know the original classic fairly well (I'm a former high school English teacher and a current college librarian) and I was astonished almost from the very beginning at how much of the dialogue comes direct from Jane Austen's novel. All of the issues that really matter and the conflicts that draw the reader into the novel are still very much alive in the movie. It's just that they are juxtaposed against the horror of the walking dead.

I can't say enough about the good looking young (and not so young) cast members. I was absolutely blown away by how seriously Lily James and Sam Riley took the relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Both of them are so skilled at projecting courage and integrity combined with deep feelings and hidden pain. They never seem silly even when they're doing very silly things, i.e. cutting each others' clothes to bits in a sword fight. Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth as Jane Bennett and Mr. Bingley are almost as good, and I have to say, visually they are absolutely perfect as the characters from Jane Austen's novel. And the supporting players are absolutely outstanding! You just cannot go wrong with Charles Dance as Mr. Bennett. His performance is exactly what you would hope for in a serious adaptation. Though that's true of every actor in the cast, really. Lena Headey is an exquisite Lady Catherine DeBurgh, though her character is ultimately just a little more sympathetic towards Elizabeth than she is in the novel. Even Jack Huston, who has been a hero of mine ever since his epic role as disfigured World War One veteran Richard Harrow in BOARDWALK EMPIRE, is an effective villain as Mr. Wickham. Best of all is Matt Smith, who takes the thankless role of the hateful Mr. Collins and turns it into an irresistible Peter Sellers style comic explosion. He's that good.

Let's face it, a Jane Austen zombie movie is not for everyone. But if you're willing to be open minded and you enjoy great acting, comedy and romance, this just might be for you. The sword fights are exciting, the love scenes (including the arguments) are authentically romantic, and the blood and guts are never really that gross. Oh, and if you do go and see the movie, make sure to stay through the closing credits, because the last joke of the film is really the best!


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