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?
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 7.7/10 (79,351 voted)
Critic's Score: 82/100
Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn
The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet – in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood.
Writers: Jane Austen, Deborah Moggach
Sir William Lucas
This holiday season, experience the greatest love story of all time.
Release Date: 23 November 2005
Filming Locations: Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Berkshire, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £2,529,947
(18 September 2005)
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Did You Know?
Joe Wright was not initially keen on Keira Knightley playing Elizabeth, believing her to be too attractive. He changed his mind upon meeting her, deciding her tomboyish attitude would be perfect for the part
Around the Bennett's home are several Wellingtonias – Sequoia which were not introduced into Britain before the 1850's.
Jane Austen for ever
Jane Austen's tale of love and economics reaches us once more with the
energy of a thorough novelty. "Pride and Prejudice" has been a favorite
novel of mine since I first read it and I've seen Laurence Olivier and
Greer Garson, Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle and now Matthew MacFadyen
and Kiera Knightly. Amazingly enough I've never been disappointed. The
material seems to be full proof. Colin Firth's Darcy, in many ways, is
the Darcy I've always imagined. He's been an actor I've followed
feverishly since his glorious Adrian LeDuc in "Apartment Zero", Matthew
MacFadyen was totally new to me but he managed to create that sense of
longing that makes that final pay off so satisfying. Kiera Knightly is
a ravishing revelation. I must confess, I didn't remotely imagined that
she was capable of the powerful range she brilliantly shows here. The
other big surprise is Joe Wright, the director, in his feature film
debut which is more than promising, it's extraordinary. The
photography, the art direction and the spectacular supporting cast, in
particular Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn, makes this new version
of a perennial classic a memorable evening at the movies