Loved this movie and continue to see it over and over again. I saw this before the miniseries and have always preferred so understandably for most who saw the miniseries, they prefer that. It is a 2-hour movie; hence they had to make the whole story work in 2 hours. I thought they did great job - the emotions were real and raw, acting was great all-around esp. for the Keira, Matthew and Brenda.
I thought this would be more true to the book but it wasnt and left out some of the more important parts. If you havent read the book I think there would be parts you wouldnt quite understand as the seem to skim over some of the parts. Not a fan of Keira Knightley but she was quite well suited to this role.....once you get over her stupid pout!
Zzzzzzzzzz.. I found it a little boring, but my sister loved it. It's ok if you love period dramas...
probably the worst rendition of this remarkable book except for brenda blethin as mrs bennet and judy dench .
I am a Jane Austin pureist - this just didn't work for me :(
Glad I didn't pay money at the movies to see this one! It just lacked something and I'm not quite sure what it was! Maybe it was the cast that weren't all that convincing or how much of the story that had to be cut out to make it into a movie, but whatever it was, this movie was slow and didn't hold my attention! Sad, because I was really looking forward to it!
Being a Jane Austin fan and having seen the BBC movie, I felt this one missed the mark in many ways. The story line was choppy. If you didn't know the story, you'd be confused about the characters and relationships between them. Very underdeveloped characters as well. Though I like Kiera Knightly, I thought she was wrong for this part. She played Lizzy as more silly than she is in the book. Sad. You also don't get the idea that the two eldest daughters are more sensible than the younger ones. Indeed you don't get much information about the younger sisters at all. Including that you have to try to work out which one is Lydia and which is Kitty. The dialogue was flat and poorly edited. Sorry, but I loved the book and film done by the BBC
Wonderful photography, acting and interpretation of this work by Jane Austen.
I've watched this adaptation of P
A story about an 18th century family who has 5 daughters and the mother wants them married off to wealthy husbands. Very much about class and priviliges.
Comparing this version to the BBC mini-series is like comparing apples and pears. The BBC version had the advantage of being able to draw out the story more completely over several episodes. However, I loved this version, basically because I could relate to the manner in which the characters were portrayed. I felt Mr. Darcy's inner turmoil, his shyness in the company of strangers, and his awkwardness of manner in emotionally confronting situations. Besides this, the film was exquisitely shot, such beauty in the images and wonderful casting.
I loved this movie. It was beautiful to watch and I have watched it now many times. I also think the audiocommentary is very interesting. I know I am in the minority but I think that Matthew MacFayden is a better Darcy than Colin Firth!!
What I love about this version of Pride and Prejudice is the Bennett family relationship - is not and stiff as the BBC version. Another great version of this great novel.
The classic love story of all time. Beautifully shot and Keira Knightley is just brilliant as Lizzy.
I love this story and could watch it over and over. Jane Austen is a brilliant writer.
recommend as must see.
A lovely, enjoyable and romantic film.
This is a dreadful version of the famous story, with terrible acting, inaccurate costumes, and directed like a soap opera. If you love the original, don't watch this!
Excellent movie, as good as the original!
I admit to watching this one more than once, because I enjoyed it so much!
If you liked it, make sure you check out Sense & Sensibilty with Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson & Kate Winslett.
Must see for hopeless romantics
Love this movie, especially this version. Have seen many times and still love it.
I am a huge Jane Austen fan, so my main praise goes to her of course. This is followed by Kiera's performance as Lizzie. However, the production cannot be compared with the BBC's TV version, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. But then, - how could it possibly! as so much more time was devoted to the subject than to the present film version!
Rather 'old world' but still enjoyable.
Have just read the book and absolutely loved the movie!
Not a patch on the BBC production, Colin Firth RULES as Mr. Darcy.
Very good movie. Enjoyed this much better than drawn out ABC TV version. Tight sharp dialogue, excellent locations first class cast.
Beautiful scenery, well acted, I enjoyed it immensely.Kiera Knightly is excellent as always,I'd watch it again!!
Being a fan of the 1995 series made it hard for me to take this movie on its merits. They talked more naturally and showed some more realistic backdrops, but it moved too fast to follow easily, they mixed in odd modern expressions, and Hollywood-ised the romances.
I loved it. A really nice,simple,sweet,romantic,old fashioned,(about 17th centuary),love story.Beautiful costumes.Great acting. A movie to cuddle up to, with a warm cup of hot choclate.If you adore Miss Elizabeth in Pirates of the Carribean, she is the main character in this movie,(Different name, of course but the same type of clothing and speach).
Lovely, but no one else but Colin Firth is Mr Darcy!
Although I am a fan of Keira Knightly, I couldn't like this movie, as I compared it too much to my much-loved BBC version of this story. I am a great fan of the BBC mini-series (so much so I have bought it on DVD!) and Keira and the gang just didn't capture the characters from the book as well as the BBC actors. No-one can play Mr Darcy like Colin Firth, I felt this new guy just smiled far too much in the movie for the stern Mr Darcy!!! I also didn't like the americanisation of the story - making the characters more likeable by having them explain their feelings verbally, the touching (such as of hands) throughout the movie, etc - that is part of the Jane Austin book, the frustration that the characters didn't reveal how they truely felt, leading to all the mistaken judgements and misunderstandings! However, you must watch it just to make you realise how good the BBC version really is! Besides, as much as I am a fan of the other one, it wasn't such a bad movie alone, if you don't compare it!!!
this film is pure delight, even if you are not J. Austens fan. this version of P&P is shorter, but more realistic than 95 film. it shows the reality of life with its dirty streets and mud, and poor living of Bennet family
loved this one almost as much as the original.
Everything you would expect from a period romance.
If you are a fan of the series then this will be a big dissapointment. A lot has been cut and changed.
Great adaptation of this famous story. The extra material detailing the history of the houses was also worth watching.
This was a good adaptation of the Jane Austin classic. But I have to admit I preferred the BBC mini-series and the way it stuck to the original language of the book.
You know, this story is a classic, whether it's told 'Bridget Jones' style or slightly 'updated' with Keira! Really liked Keira K. in this as well as the supporting cast - Donald Sutherland is fantastic! A wonderful story told well, once again! Great for the family (older kids).
This film is a classic "feel good" movie and is a pleasure to watch.
Very good romantic comedy - I enjoyed it.
They have taken a few liberties to bring this to a modern audience, but it was still followed the story line and was very enjoyable - more than I expected.
I've never seen any of the other versions so can't compare, but both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keira Knightly was great in this well deserving of a nomimation.
i've never seen the original, i loved loved loved this movie, such a beautiful love story wanted it to go on forever
I'm a long-term fan of the novel and also the mini-series(1995-6). This movie is a fantastic adaptation. In some ways, even better than the mini-series! Keira Knightly is as good as Jennifer Ehle was, and I never thought I'd say that. Also, the DVD itself is terrific - great bonus material. I'll be sorely tempted to buy this one day.
They can re-make this movie as many times as they like, it such a wonderful story, the male leads (except for Donald Sutherland) aren't that crash hot but that is balanced by fine performances from Keira Knightly and the two dames of British cinema.
The scenery, houses, sets are all very well done.
I haven't seen original series but I enjoyed this one. My husband couldn't watch the whole thing though, I would say it's a chick-flick.
Perfect love story i liked it alot
If you love the original just sit back and get swept up....very well done 10 / 10