Pride and Prejudice


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8.9| 0h30m| TV-14| en

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.


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Steineded How sad is this?
DipitySkillful an ambitious but ultimately ineffective debut endeavor.
BelSports This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
Suman Roberson It's a movie as timely as it is provocative and amazingly, for much of its running time, it is weirdly funny.
OpenID Although this version gets great reviews I found it seriously lacking in its faithfulness to the original Jane Austen novel. I didn't like it. There are far too many 'innovations' most especially the scenes of Darcy in his bath and worse Darcy diving into the lake and meeting Elizabeth half dressed and soaking (!). Ridiculous - and not in the original novel. In the novel Darcy and Elizabeth meet at Pemberley and the shock to both is real, but they are both fully clothed. The action is in their mutual surprise/embarrassment at meeting. Obviously the producers did not, for some reason, like the original Austen scene and thus this ludicrous innovation. Mrs Bennett is way overacted - her voice is loud and harsh and grates for most of the movie. Her frantic and real concern over her daughters' plight should their father die first is completely lost in this bizarre over the top acting. The younger Miss Bennetts are also overdone. In the novel they are silly, mindless girls but in this movie they are wildly dashing about the place in a loud, boisterous manner. Mr Collins in the novel is a quasi-comic character but here he is depicted as a predatory, creepy character. I found his scenes to be particularity disturbing rather than comic. Maybe the object of this production was to make Pride and Prejudice accessible to a wide audience and it seems to have succeeded in doing this.but it sadly left Jane Austen back at the starting gate. I recommend reading the novel for a fascinating look at the Regency Period and the manners and norms of that day. Sadly, this version will not do that.
Anastasia Kharlamova I seem to be in the minority that prefers the 2005 version after all. It's one of my favorite movies ever (I watched it before I even read the book) but I decided to watch this one because it's generally everyone's favorite. Well, the costumes and settings are beautiful, and I liked that this version omitted practically nothing from the novel. As for the acting, I especially liked the Gardiners, Georgiana (my favorite Emilia Fox didn't disappoint) and, more or less, Mr. Bennet. The rest of the actors was good enough, but the characters...First, some other reviewers have already mentioned that the unlikable characters are made into caricatures. I felt it too. Lady Catherine looks and behaves like a more richly-dressed version of Mrs. Bennet - after watching the amazing performance of Judi Dench that can give you the shivers this one is rather bleak. Every fault of Mr. Collins and Mary is taken to such extremes that they couldn't even be annoying, they just felt wrong. Mr. Bingley and Jane were all right, but they were hardly given any interaction beyond dancing. Caroline was nicely cast, but I think sometimes her characters was too loud and rude in public - it would have been unthinkable for the oh so proper Miss Bingley who was poisonous but always kept her cool. Second, about the leads. I like Colin Firth - he was wonderful in "The King's Speech" - but he looks way too nice for Mr. Darcy in the first half of the story. His expression just says "poor; misunderstood, in love with Elizabeth from almost the beginning". Jennifer Ehle does capture Elizabeth's liveliness and wit... but here's the main problem. For me, the chemistry between the characters seemed far too weak. Their banter at Netherfield was excellent, but afterwards... let's just say that I was bored during the first proposal scene (one of the most electric and passionate ones in the 2005 movie). Even Mr. Collins sounded more emotional with his offer! Elizabeth didn't help matters either. She talked in the same cheerfully ironic manner to Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, her relations or anyone else - there was very little to signify "her feelings are quite the opposite". I could understand that Mr. Bingley and Jane were left in the background (well, they are exactly there in the novel), but I would have liked better development for the main couple. It seems lots of people disagree, but there it is. It was a nice series to watch once, but the 2005 adaptation still remains the best for me.I p
mayoman Never having read Austen before, I completely fell in love with this A&E mini series and, although I am a senior citizen, with Colin Firth who is wonderful as the Prideful Mr. Darcy. Jennifer Ehle is equally good as the charming but prejudiced Lizzy. I also enjoyed Benjamin Whitrow as the father of "the five silliest girls in England" and Alison Steadman's hilarious rendition of Mrs. Bennett. I immediately bought the tapes and have watched them over and over.I recommend this mini series to everyone. It far exceeds the films made of Austen's works. Emma (and Gywnneth Paltrow) pales in comparison with this A&E mini series.I, too, enjoyed Bridget Jones Diary all the more because of Colin Firth's Mark DARCY.
anna-gajewski I am not exaggerating by awarding this series with 10/10. In ,y opinion, the BBC 90s version will always be the only one matching the beauty of the novel. Colin Firth's interpretation of Darcy has ever since been unreachable and both him and Jennifer Ehle have followed successful career paths afterwards. This lovely costume drama consists of 6 episodes à 50 minutes, so it's quite possible to finish the series within one weekend ;D Another great advantage of this adaptation is its loyalty to the source text. Not only classic quotes have been included; the dialogues really stick to the original. So, if you haven't watched that version yet, you really can't consider yourself a Jane Austen yet alone a Pride and Prejudice fan!