Pride & Prejudice

Knightley, Keira

SKU: 025192046810

UPC 025192046810
Release Date 2010-01-26
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 120
Format Color
Synopsis 3 stars out of 5 -- Knightley is a lippy, tantalizing ball of fire....Romantic yearning hasn't looked this sexy onscreen in years.This version of Jane Austen's fiercely beloved novel has the daunting task of living up not only to the classic book, but also to the excellent 1995 miniseries of the same name. Yet 2005's PRIDE & PREJUDICE is up to the task, thanks to lively pacing, a witty script, an excellent cast, and clever direction from British newcomer Joe Wright. The surprisingly still-relevant story follows the five Bennet sisters as they deal with suitors and love, as their mother desperately schemes to marry them off advantageously. Sweet-tempered beauty Jane (Rosamund Pike) develops feelings for the equally amiable and extremely wealthy Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods), but forces conspire to keep them apart--while Lizzie (Keira Knightley) finds herself first appalled by, but gradually drawn to, Bingley's aloof, intelligent, and socially awkward friend, Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFayden). The movie, at just over two hours, is forced to cut and condense a number of the book's subplots, and at times it tries to heighten the drama of certain scenes. But, for the most part, it's as faithful to the spirit of the original as time and cinematic convention allow. The tremendous supporting cast includes Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Bennet and Donald Sutherland as her wry, withdrawn husband; Jena Malone as teenage twit Lydia; Judi Dench, effortlessly haughty and imperious, as Lady Catherine de Bourg; and Tom Hollander, who steals every scene he's in as the ludicrously pompous and awkward Mr. Collins. The movie's script, adapted by Deborah Moggach, manages to be proto-feminist without becoming anachronistic--and, like the novel, it is incisive about the class politics and gender inequalities of the day.Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice....The acting in PRIDE & PREJUDICE tingles with nuance and presence. -- Grade: A[S]umptuous....[The film] gathers you up on its white horse and gallops off into the sunset.[A] stellar adaptation, bewitching the viewer completely with an exquisite blend of emotion and wit.Theatrical Release: NOVEMBER 11, 2005Knightley is splendid, while Matthew Macfadyen broods with aplomb as Mr. Darcy...4 stars out of 5 -- It's a handsome production and shot in some of the most eye-catching locations in England....Warm, satisfying and amusing...[Ms. Knightley] brings a bright combination of expectancy and amusement to Mr. Wright's appealing version of Jane Austen's best-known novel.
Cast Judi Dench (Star)
Donald Sutherland (Star)
Kelly Reilly (Star)
Tom Hollander (Star)
Deborah Moggach (Screenwriter)
Peter Wright (Star)
Jena Malone (Star)
Pip Torrens (Star)
Penelope Wilton (Star)
Liza Chasin (Executive Producer)
Tim Bevan (Producer)
Matthew MacFadyen (Star)
Keira Knightley (Star)
Claudie Blakley (Star)
Sabrina Matthews (Star)
Debra Hayward (Executive Producer)
Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer)
Eric Fellner (Producer)
Jane Austen (Source Writer)
Paul Webster (Producer)
Joe Wright (Director)
Brenda Blethyn (Star)
Moya Brady (Star)
Roy Holder (Star)
Rosamund Pike (Star)
Mark Swain (Art Director)
Paul Tothill (Editor)
Henry Purcell (Source Composer)
Dario Marianelli (Composer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Conversations with the Cast Jane Austin: Ahead of Her Time A Bennet Family Portrait HBO First Look: Pride & Prejudice The Politics of 18th Century Dating The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English DTS Surround 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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