Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

DVD - 2006
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Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781417055067
1417055065
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (129 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice
Alternative Title: Pride and prejudice

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This is a movie to be watched and re-watched. The cast truly brings the book to life. We giggle and swoon for Mr. Darcy every time!


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trcookIIImddmd
Jul 26, 2017

I don't generally read chickbooks; as Marvin says in As Good As It Gets: "I think of a man, and take away reason and accountability." I almost discarded this film as at the start it seems to be ridden with vapid women, but I like Donald Southerland(and he rewarded me when I stayed with the film); so, I stayed with it, and it turns out that the two older daughters are very admirable effective women and it is a warm story. Only the nattering ninny mother and her three younger daughters are lacking any reason or accountability.

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Mrojas0799
Jul 14, 2017

A very good modern adaption. I thought the cast fit well together and accurately portrayed the story.

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swyckl
May 31, 2017

I enjoyed this very much. Well presented. Strong story. Well acted. If you love a non-fiction story using fiction names and places describing what it was like to live late 1800's you will love this story. That is what Jane Austin effectively preserves in her verbatim of the rules of love and the societal class system which existed. It represents what limited options females were allowed in society. Women were unable to follow a career, go to school. Women could only marry to secure their future. They had to try to marry the riches man possible to insure they did not starve or be homeless. The marriage they picked secured the future for their children too. There was no birth control then. If a female risked pregnancy out of wedlock, she was abandoned left to die and so was her child. Thank god, the present society in North American has advanced since then and women have more options.

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ssaradd
Apr 14, 2017

Definitely not the best book adaptation, but I love this film. The music, the actors, the dreamy settings. I can watch this again and again. I have spent many a rainy day crying over my wine with the credits of this film rolling.

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moirajames
Mar 05, 2017

I like the actors, lots of great aspects to the film but there is so much that is not correct for the period it drives me nuts (states of what would have been considered "undress" in the period but they are trying to pass off as okay, etc.). The ending is particularly painful. Also at times so cheesy it's hard to stand.

Nonetheless as P&P fan, I still watch it sometimes, muttering insults to the ones who produced it for not having addressed the easily correctable issues that would have taken this film to greater heights.

May I recommend if you have not seen it the black and white P & P with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier. It's set in a different period but quite enjoyable.

AL_SARAHD Sep 25, 2016

This is quite possibly the only movie that I will admit is my favorite above the book. (waits for Austen-ites to lose their minds). Yes, I said it.
I found the characters to be strong, the set beautiful and the music, an addition that plays in my mind anytime someone mentions the late great Austen.

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blue_wolf_1165
Jul 26, 2016

Um was anyone else annoyed by elizabeth's wrong period hairstyles?

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Palomino
Jun 11, 2016

Awww, that was sweet. Better than the book, because the witty lines are there but it comes alive, there's a real sense of family and realism that I never got from the book. Star cast, lovely scenic filming. I always pictured Darcy as more dandyish and conventionally handsome, but this one, if he were alive today they would get him diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or something, his rude behaviour seems a perfectly natural (non)expression of his character, not a temporary romantic plot device. Bonus star for the noise I made when we first see the gorgeous mansion called Pemberly.

tiktok Mar 09, 2016

Loved this movie. Keira Knightley played the part well.

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rslade
Mar 03, 2016

Heavily edited in order to get within the movie time limit, but relatively faithful to the spirit. Some very beautiful scenes. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have been made more "reasonable" in this version, with Mr. not as neglectful and Mrs. not as comic. Good acting by both, and more sympathetic, but a departure from the book.

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

Elizabeth Bennet: Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony, which is why I will end up an old maid.

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ChanellyBelly
Jul 21, 2014

"We all are fools in love."

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Monolith
Jan 13, 2013

Mrs. Bennet: "Have you no compassion for my poor nerves?!?" Mr. Bennet: "You mistake me, my dear. I have the highest respect for them. They've been my constant companion these twenty years..."

Captain_America Aug 26, 2011

Mrs Bennet: "Mr. Bennet, do something!!!"
Mr. Bennet with a deep sigh, "Elizabeth, your mother will never see you again if you don't marry Mr. Colins. And . . . I will never see you again if you do."
Elizabeth with a grateful smile, "Thank you, Papa."

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KHaney Mar 19, 2008

Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife. The Bennets 5 daughters; the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately for the Bennets, if Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing (and richer) but proud Mr Darcy. Love is soon in the air for one of the Bennet sisters, while another may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness, including class, gossip and scan

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