Review 2: Pride and Prejudice
It is very difficult for me to narrow down fantastic works of art to my single favorite movie. I do though have an all-time favorite. I watch it when I am sad, happy, alone, or with friends. This movie has been an inspiration for many things in my life. My all-time favorite movie will have to be Pride and Prejudice, the 2005 adaptation. I would have to say I have watched this movie 70 times roughly in the last seven years… or more. This movie is one that I can just listen to when I am doing the dishes, school, or even do other chores. This film is based on a book written by Jane Austen in 1813, and has been adapted into movies, plays, and a mini tv series since then.
This film is based on a 19th century rural England about a fairly poor family of five daughters; Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine (Kitty), and Lydia Bennet. Each of the five daughters are very different from each other and are all at the age of getting married. This film is about the process of marriage and the life that the woman faced in the 19th century. There are also very strong male characters as well; Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingly, Mr. Collins, and Mr. Bennet. These men and women’s lives intertwine together to unravel the beautiful masterpiece of Pride and Prejudice.
The sweet Jane Bennet is introduced to Mr. Bingly the same evening Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth first meet. The interaction of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth is almost humorous since they are from very different worlds but both are stubborn. The main plot of this story is the story that follows these two couples. Jane and Mr. Bingly do indeed start to fall in love and are visible on the screen. For Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth they are seen as acquaintances; as the story unfolds you can see Mr. Darcy is slowly showing favor for Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s stubbornness holds up a wall that will not break down for Mr. Darcy. Mr. Collins is surprisingly the comedy relief character even though he is the most strict and proper. His acts of strictness and proper seem to be way overly presented with a common mannerism of clearing his throat. You can’t do anything but laugh at the poor man when he is talking in the movie. The story seems to slowly show Elizabeth becoming observant of the kindness of Mr. Darcy. This story that surrounds the Bennet daughters is one that can even be relatable to today in society.
Pride and Prejudice is an astounding piece that has been shown on screen. I personally connect with the main character Elizabeth with her pride and stubbornness. In the 2005 adaptation, Elizabeth is portrayed by Kiera Knightly who is also one of my favorite actresses which made this film even better for me. This film is very poetic in the scene transitions, colors, outfits, and destinations. I always recommend this movie to people to just experience the beauty of a simpler time and not a normal romantic movie. The acting of this film was just incredible; you can feel the youthfulness, sadness, and giddiness of the characters. I have only just recently watched the tv mini-series of Pride and Prejudice, I did enjoy it but it could not compare to the 2005 version. There is an eloquence of the words that Austen wrote that is presented by the cast- drawing you into the 19th century. The soundtrack is one that matches the movie’s classic authenticness. Being mostly piano creates a very calm and elegant atmosphere of the film.
Many of the most famous lines from this film are very poetic and memorable. These characters have very strong opinions of the predicaments that surround them. As well many of these quotes truly come from their hearts.
“You have bewitched me body and soul. And I love…I love…I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” -Mr. Darcy
“I love you. Most Ardently.” -Mr. Darcy
“We are all fools in love.” -Charlotte Lucas
“From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others, made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.” – Elizabeth Bennet
As I said before I do recommend this movie to people, so I am recommending this movie to you. This movie is absolutely incredible and spectacular to see. Every time I watch it I feel as if I am watching it for the same time; having the same emotions of joy, frustration, and giddiness. I’d love to hear back if you have watched this movie or after you have watched it due to this article.