To those of you who think this is a wonderful adaptation of Jane Austin's most excellent book let me say this: you couldn't possibly have read the book. Of all the adaptations I have seen, this one is quite possibly the worst. The actor portraying Mr. Darcy had no concept of the kind of man Darcy is or his nature. The scene where he goes after Elizabeth, in the rain, to declare his love for her, is positively unfathomable, most especially since no such scene exists in the book. And as for Kiera Knightly, her representation of a gentlemans daughter was horrendous. She appeared at all times unkempt with straggly hair, oftentimes looking like she had just walked out of a ragbag, then at other times she seemed to walk about flailing her arms in a coat belonging to her father. Over the last few years I have watched most all of the productions of Pride and Prejudice but this one is, without a doubt, the most painful to sit through. Just a hot mess! Do yourself a favor and invest in the BBC production with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. It is longer but we'll worth it.
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This movie is an absolute masterpiece. It is positively perfectly done. My heart has been captured by Mr. Darcy’s loyal persistence. So many memorable scenes, so much sweet charm and just brilliantly done. I was completely swept off my feet and each time I watch it I am more in love with the characters. I can’t say enough about Matthew MacFadyen. He blew me away. He is just brilliant and he and Keira Knightley complimented each other very well. I wish there was a sequel. This is the most beautiful fairy tale of all time. After watching this, it is now my number one favorite movie of all time. I haven’t seen anything that could even compare to this love story.
Can I just say, wow. I don't usually do romance because alot of them are really dumb. I wasn't going to watch this movie if I had to pay for it. But then I saw it on HBO and said sure I'll watch it. Now it's like my guilty pleasure. The movie is so well done and Kiera Knightley is amazing as Elizabeth. I would say buy it and enjoy. I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in a long time.