Pride & Prejudice

November 23rd, 2005

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Pride & Prejudice

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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

Director: Joe Wright

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

Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Bennet
Talulah Riley - Mary Bennet
Rosamund Pike - Jane Bennet
Jena Malone - Lydia Bennet
Carey Mulligan - Kitty Bennet
Donald Sutherland - Mr. Bennet
Brenda Blethyn - Mrs. Bennet
Claudie Blakley - Charlotte Lucas
Sylvester Morand - Sir William Lucas
Simon Woods - Mr. Bingley
Kelly Reilly - Caroline Bingley
Matthew Macfadyen - Mr. Darcy
Pip Torrens - Netherfield Butler
Janet Whiteside - Mrs. Hill
Sinead Matthews - Betsy

Taglines: This holiday season, experience the greatest love story of all time.


Official Website: Focus Features [United States] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 23 November 2005

Filming Locations: Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Berkshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £2,529,947 (UK) (18 September 2005) (397 Screens)

Gross: $120,051,592 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  |  | Canada: (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

Anachronisms: Around the Bennett's home are several Wellingtonias - Sequoia which were not introduced into Britain before the 1850's.

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Jane Bennet: Lydia. Kitty.

User Review

Jane Austen for ever

Rating: 10/10

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

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