• Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice

Release Date: November 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 28th, 2006

PG |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew McFadyen, Judi Dench, Brenda Blethyn, Rosamund Pike, Talulah Riley, Donald Sutherland, Claudie Blakley

Director: Joe Wright

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: England , Sister , Love , Family , Marriage , Passionate , Growing up , Mother , Father , Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Still, the cynosure of all eyes is honest, articulate Elizabeth, her own woman in an era when women belonged to men, and at the same time full of love. Lizzie is the best, and Keira Knightley does right by her.

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Whatever number it is chronologically on the P&P parade, Wright's film ranks first in verve. Quite simply, it is the essential P&P. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Turns Jane Austen's nimble satire into a lumbering gothic romance. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical