Unleashing Mr. Darcy

6.2| 1h25m| en

Fishing for direction in life, Elizabeth gets the opportunity of showing her dog in a fancy New York dog show. The judge, Donovan Darcy, comes across as aristocratic and rude, and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their attraction to one another.


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Lumsdal Good , But It Is Overrated By Some
Aedonerre I gave this film a 9 out of 10, because it was exactly what I expected it to be.
Senteur As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
Kien Navarro Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Kim Ren Come on people... this is Hallmark... not Masterpiece Theater. It is what it is and although based on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, there should be NO comparison to the book or BBC series whatsoever. This is by far one of my more favorite Hallmark movies and I loved it. As with all Hallmark movies, the romance is a bit weak at best (need more kissing & groping - how could one keep their hands of Ryan Paevy). I hope they step it up a bit in the sequel, Marrying Mr Darcy, which will air on Hallmark Channel in June 2018. The lead character, Ryan Paevy (Donovan Darcy), is dishy and very easy on the eyes. If Hallmark did anything right with this show it is in casting a gorgeous hunk to play Mr Darcy. He is exactly who I picture now when I read Pride & Prejudice. Well done!
nhskyemom Movie is cute, but, having shown dogs is the real world, the dog show scenes are very poorly written. NEVER would a handle and judge have the conversations in the ring as written in this movie.
saffronrose-43421 Having not heard of this treatment, I have no preconceptions: it followed something my MiL was watching when I walked in.I think the dogs and the world of dog shows were either the center of this story, or the excuse for it, which are not bad things. King Charles Spaniels were the royal Corgis of their day, and they are just soooo cute. The puppies used were more young dogs--at least 2 months old, as they were just too large and well-coated for newborns.I don't believe the rest of this paragraph has any spoilers. The characters you are supposed to dislike were played excellently--wanted to smack them each upside the head. Pared from this twist on P&P are the obnoxious curate cousin, Mr. Wickham, the three younger sisters, and Mr. Bennet--and they were not missed. Departures from the original: 'Mrs Bennet' owns a bridal shop, 'Lizzy' is a teacher, 'Darcy' judges dog shows, 'Georgiana Darcy' lives with her brother, 'Lady Catherine de Bourgh' seems to live there as well. 'Lady Anne de Bourgh' is not retiring at all, as views Darcy as her unofficial fiancé. 'Aunt Gardiner' invites 'Lizzy' to show her dog as well, instead of taking her travelling, and there is no Mr. Gardiner.Some have said that there was little comedy here, but I disagree. The story IS after all a comedy of manners, and this delivered that. Lots of "wish I hadn't said that" to go around. You were given backstory for why Elizabeth tends to be prejudiced and Darcy to be reserved and stand-offish. There is definitely spark between them, and they both have their share of apologies to deliver.I agree with another reviewer that having a 'Mr. Bingley' be a mere placeholder was wrong. The only "problem" I had while watching is wondering why Ryan Paevey (Darcy--all Darcys should be eye candy!)) resembled a younger Karl Urban (the current Star Trek movies' Dr. McCoy). A still photo tells you nothing, because it is while speaking and while moving that they resemble each other. I thought the twists were well balanced in making a satisfying, if not excellent, rendition. I don't expect remakes of stories in modern settings to adhere more than about 75% to the original: I want a good story with good character development and interactions. Somewhere on the main page for this entry it claims that this is a remake, or the like, of Bride and Prejudice. Not so at all.
whbischoff Having read some of the reviews I felt that as a person that enjoys the simple things in life, I could add a comment or two. Perhaps I am not familiar with all of the literature re Pride and Prejudice, but I loved the movie and have watched it so many times I cannot give an accurate count. Of course Ryan Paevey is a humble and interesting person ... I would love to share his thoughts as in real life he loves the natural beauty of the earth, photography, and my hope is that he meets and marries a young lady like Cindy Busby. Cindy came across as a principled person who was did not run after "Donovan" but waited for him to see her inner beauty. I would love to have the opportunity to visit with Ryan and Cindy to form a true to life opinion. I feel that the parts they played in Unleashing Mr. Darcy gave an insight into who they are and the kind of people they are in real life. Ryan obviously loves children and puppies ... Cindy was very comfortable with her role as a sister and her love for animals was obvious. I am eager to purchase the disc for my TV.