Movie Review of “Pride and Prejudice” (2005)

Pride & Prejudice Movie
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

PG      Drama/Romance      Focus Features 
Starring: Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Matthew Macfadyen…

Classic Challenge Cluster: Cinema Review by Wendy

After finally finishing the book, Pride and Prejudice, this movie was fun to watch.  I imagine if I would have watched the movie prior to reading the book, I would not have enjoyed it in the same way, or maybe not even much at all.  The version we watched from 2005, was very close to how I pictured scenes unfolding in the book.  Most of the movie cast fit well with how I interpreted each character from the book.  Donald Sutherland seemed a bit older than how I had pictured Mr. Bennett and no offense to Matthew Macfadyen, but I had depicted Mr. Darcy a bit more chiseled and maybe a little more…striking?  

Clearly this film was well executed, using talented actors and actresses.  The characters were believable in conveying even subtle emotions usually saved for readers.  Other than a few omissions, and the scene where Elizabeth meets Georgiana Darcy, I didn’t notice many changes from the book.  I am glad we watched this movie, especially after reading the classic book.  A couple of months have passed since we read and watched Pride and Prejudice, the movie seems to have the same effect on me as the book. My opinion of both the book and film have improved as time passes.  I originally would have given this movie a 4/6 rating, but now as I recollect it, I am rating it a 5/6!  Next task is to watch Pride and Prejudice And Zombie’s and maybe the BBC America TV series…

Wendy’s Rating: 5/6

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