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?
Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »
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
Knowledge of the income of Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy is seemingly public and goes unexplained. The value of an estate or an inheritance was usually commonly known among the aristocracy. In the Georgian period it was usual for people to have their inheritance with a bank that gave them an annual interest rate of 4% or 5%. Thus Mr. Darcy inherited £200,000 pounds upon his father's death and now earns £10,000 a year in interest. See more »
Regency manners misunderstood. At the formal dinner where Lady Catherine quizzes Lizzie, the only "correct" conversation undertaken by the diners would have been to the person directly beside one. Usually half of the dinner conversing to one side, and then the remainder to the other. It would have been extremely inelegant for Lady Catherine to have addressed all the diners. See more »
While I will say first off, that no movie production ever made will ever equal a novel, especially one of this magnitude, this movie is very well done. I read many reviews going either way, but I must say I enjoyed the film very much. Many are quick to criticize Mac's performance saying he didn't do a good job. I thought he was fine, but believe me he is no Colin. Keira Knightley was absolutely incredible in the film, I would go as far to say it is her breakout performance. Donald Sutherland was amazing, but as can be expected from him. Judi, like always is incredible at her role as Lady Catherine.
If you are a complete avid fan of the book as I am, you may or may not like it. My only complaint was that it was in fact short, but then again it is quite hard to make a 370+ page novel into a two hour movie easily. There is a phenomenal display of acting by the entire cast, and the score is perfect.
One warning though, the movie concentrates on the love story more than Austen's satire of society, so many Austen fans may be angry with that. But overall I thought it was a great film.
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