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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

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?

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The protagonist Elizabeth Bennett is a witty, sarcastic, somewhat stubborn young lady who really has an opinion about quite a lot including why she would not marry simply because of it is expected of her. Mr. Guy Darcy is a shy, rich, man who defiantly believes there is such a thing as superior birth. Written by Gaëlle

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A romance ahead of its time. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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23 November 2005 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,529,947 (UK) (18 September 2005)

Gross:

$38,405,088 (USA)
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Director Joe Wright managed to cast Judi Dench reportedly by writing her a letter saying 'I love it when you play a bitch', and petitioned Donald Sutherland to take the part of Mr Bennet. As Wright said in an interview in 2005, "We ended up having a long email correspondence about everything from 18th-century agriculture to my relationship with my father. I cast Donald a) because he's a god, and b) because you needed someone of that strength to handle those six women." On a similar note, he mentioned he was "reluctant" to cast Simon Woods as Mr Bingley, as he had previously been in a relationship with actress Rosamund Pike: "'I tried very hard not to cast Simon, but I knew he was perfect. Finally I rang Ros and asked if she'd mind, and she said, "Absolutely not". They hadn't seen each other for two years but the next day they were dancing together. It was lovely". See more »

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In the Netherfield Hall ballroom scene, Mary is seen behind Mr. Collins when Mr. Collins loudly introduces himself to Mr. Darcy; she is then immediately heard playing the piano in the next room. The scene of Caroline & Lizzie observing and commenting on the manners of Mr. Collins is simultaneous with the Collins/Darcy scene; therefore it is impossible for Mary to be also heard singing at this time from another room into which Lizzie then walks. The director's comments about a montage of the events that occur at the ball, cannot rule this out as a goof. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane Bennet: Lydia. Kitty.
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Thanks to ... The Dromgoole family ... all at Sands Films ... Andrew and Pippa Reis and family ... the residents and businesses of Stamford Lincolnshire. See more »

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Version of Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) See more »

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Letter to Henry Purcell
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Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
[Plays as Lizzy and Darcy dance]
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Absolutely Perfect 2 Hour Adaptation!
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For years I have waited for a Pride and Prejudice that perfectly captured the wit, the intelligence, the passion and the romance of Jane Austen's classic. The 1995 mini is fabulous, and I have watched it many times, but I have always been frustrated that while it got so much of the dialogue and the detail right, it somehow fell flat on some of the more subtle dynamics of the novel.

Finally this movie adaption has captured what has before been missing! True, it took license regarding some of the verbiage and detail of the novel, but it ultimately completely captured the characters, their transformations, their strengths, their vulnerabilities and their passions. You simply cannot do a definitive work on Pride and Prejudice in two hours. And this film doesn't try. But what it does attempt--to capture the story and characters, it does beautifully. It is well acted, well directed and connects as the book connected. While it has to rush and skimp on scenes and characters, it is the most authentic and true to the spirit of the novel version that I have ever seen. You simply do not want it to end...

Well done!!!! It was about time!!!


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