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Pride & Prejudice

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pride & Prejudice
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Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.

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2005. Directed by Joe Wright. Based on the novel by Jane Austen.


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Most amazing movie ever created!! It was sooooo good :D

Dec 02, 2014
  • martins_mom rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Kiera Knightly is not my idea of Elizabeth Bennett: too pert rather than the strong-minded character that I always had read her to be.

Oct 31, 2014
  • pemberely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the version I own -- my sister and I watch it like ALL the time. We both agree it is terrific -- accept on darcy; he's not that cute

Oct 02, 2014
  • ChaseJayWilliams rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just skip it if you appreciate the writings or sentiments of Jane Austen. I like Knightly, say, in the Duchess (she can do period pieces, no contest. But she can't do Elizabeth.) This film is a downright travesty in comparison to even the lowest-budgeted BBC rendition. The script, terrible. The male lead chosen to be Darcy is a very bad casting call. He is a blue-eyed broody thing with no apparent stimulating intellect. Knightly is a shocking misfit for Elizabeth Bennett. The Colin Firth / Jennifer Ehle / BBC verson gets my vote.

Gorgeous costumes and richly decorated sets. Dreamy landscapes (lots of mist and rain). But it is impossible to follow the plot; the dialogue is lost in a storm of noise, - background music, general commotion, etc. Worse, the articulation in the dialogue is disappointing. So one is left with vapid eye candy. Enjoyable, perhaps, as cinema; but not a decent presentation of the nuanced plot and characters of Jane Austen - See more at: http://virl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/633363043_pride_amp_prejudice#sthash.R954jQlj.dpuf

Sep 26, 2013
  • samsung98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE this movie!

This is 1 of 4 versions of "Pride and Prejudice" available through Seattle Public Library. ~.~ This version is rated 7.7 (out 10) by 128,738 IMDb users. ~.~ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414387/

"From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry." That's what she said, but I think we all know how this will end...Who doesn’t know "Pride and Prejudice"? In this 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless tale, Joe Wright had crafted a familiar picturesque late eighteenth-century country setting with fresh components and breath-breaking scenes, combining ancient with modern, Hollywood yet still remaining true to the original novel. "Pride and Prejudice", with actors like Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to life, this version definitely does not disappoint! Jane Austen's most beloved novel of all time, "Pride and Prejudice", returned to big screen in 2005. Misunderstanding love with destined union, romance fixed with humor and wits. It is the classic love story that we know too well. Set in Georgina England, The Bennets are parents to five daughters including the gorgeous Jane and the strong-willed Elizabeth. Their lives are far from the upper-class but comfortable within their means, however all of that is about to change if Mr. Bennet dies. So to secure the family's well-beings and fortunes the girls were raised with a sole purpose in life...To find a wealthy husband. At last, their chance came, when the rich and young bachelor Charles Bingley and his friend Mr. Darcy decided to spend their summer in the neighborhood. It was love at first sight for Jane and Mr. Bingley, but for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy it was exactly the opposite. Upon their first encounter, Elizabeth found Darcy to be self-centered and proud, and despite his money, she swore to loathe him forever. But fate thinks otherwise. It is an English Cinderella story of overcoming your own pride and prejudice to reach a happy ending. What is love? It is when you try to despise a person to cover up your heart's intentions. I had high standards for this movie, and now I'm satisfied to say that it certainly met the bar! Maybe it was the outstanding performance by our main leads, or the fresh and entertaining take on contemporary filmmaking, that made this movie worthy of Austen's works. From the beginning to the end, it has been a fascinating ride, but what made this a five star is the rain pouring scene of Darcy’s first proposal. The storm highlights the contrasting emotions, and Darcy reluctant yet powerful love for her. The dialogues were brilliant, the hesitation to hold back a kiss after the argument were both romantic and melancholy. There were no physical contact, but is it still one of the most passionate and dynamic scene. Pride and Prejudice are both evidential in Elizabeth and Darcy, while he shows pride from head to toe, she holds prejudice against him from the first day they've met, until she is finally proven wrong. But if you look deeper into things, these two words are portraying the late eighteenth century upper and middle class society. Perhaps, that was Jane Austen's way of saying "do not be afraid of being wrong", until they can admit to their pre-judgment and mistakes, they cannot be open about their feelings and love toward each other. This movie pays respect for the novel, yet has its own style of telling the storyline and breathes new life and developments into the characters, Jane Austen herself would be proud.

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"We all are fools in love."

Jan 13, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mrs. Bennet: "Have you no compassion for my poor nerves?!?" Mr. Bennet: "You mistake me, my dear. I have the highest respect for them. They've been my constant companion these twenty years..."

Aug 26, 2011
  • Captain_America rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mrs Bennet: "Mr. Bennet, do something!!!"
Mr. Bennet with a deep sigh, "Elizabeth, your mother will never see you again if you don't marry Mr. Colins. And . . . I will never see you again if you do."
Elizabeth with a grateful smile, "Thank you, Papa."

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Mar 19, 2008
  • KHaney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife. The Bennets 5 daughters; the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately for the Bennets, if Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing (and richer) but proud Mr Darcy. Love is soon in the air for one of the Bennet sisters, while another may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness, including class, gossip and scan

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