Absolutely useless in every respect. Yet another proof of Keira Knightley's inability to act. It's like casting Ben Affleck for The Godfather. Don't get me even started on the cry-baby casting of Darcy here.. For those who haven't seen the only REAL adaptation of Pride and Prejudice -> the 1995 mini-series by Simon Langton is in order immediately.
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.