A classic witty tale about the love lives of the class-conscious English gentility near the close of the eighteenth century. When outspoken Elizabeth Bennett meets the handsome Mr. Darcy the chemistry between them is threatened by class structures.
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I love this Austen adaptation. To précis the tale of Darcy and Bennett into feature length was an achievement in itself, but I found the chemistry between Knightley and MacFadyen compelling. Pre-Atonement, Wright's direction works wonders.
A satisfyingly textural, if manic, adaptation of a hopelessly overwrought story. The cast and production design go a long ways towards making the remote and alien mores of the story feel specific and lived-in. I particularly liked Sutherland's mix of conventions-be-damned idiosyncrasy with recognizable fatherly pride and affection. And Tom Hollander and Kelly Reiley bring some much-needed wit.
I love this film. I love Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy. I am not a fan of Keira Knightley and I loved her as Elizabeth. Favorite film of 2005. Jena Malone was horribly miscast though. Her british "accent" was awful.
Like someone took Jane Austen's novel and tried to wring movement, movement, movement out of every inch of it. The whole movie is a sumptuous gallery of comings-and-goings, approaches and retreats, foregrounds and backgrounds. Not all of it works but I'm glad somebody tried to do it this way.
I'd like to be able to give this dreadful dumbed down adaption zero stars. When the dialogue strayed from Austens original it was so badly written it made me cringe. So many historical/social errors, one of which made me actually made me yell at the screen. Terrible on so many levels, never make me watch this again.
Perfectly romantic. Joe Wright filmed this adaptation with such immense beauty; every scene swells with it. From the acting, to Dario Marrianelli's music, and every element in between there is great sincerity in this enchanting picture. This film captures the heart of Jane Austen's novel.