Pride & Prejudice (2005) Review

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Best Pride Film Ever

Pride & Prejudice (2005): 10 out of 10: Romantic costume dramas are what we would call a gift film for that significant other who drove an hour to the theater with you to see the limited run of the new Godzilla film. So imagine my pleasant surprise when the picture itself was not just bearable, but one of the best films I have seen this year.

Keira Knightley and Rosamund Pike.

Fortunately, I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies before this flick, so I could follow along with the story. The costumes, sets, cinematography, and acting are all spot on. There is no reason to make any more versions of Pride and Prejudice they have hit perfection. 

Pride & Prejudice often uses natural lighting to dramatic and great effect.

Really not much more to say. I teared up a bit at the end when the poor girl with only a few servants marries the rich man with dozens of servants saving her from a life of living in a house with only one parlour for fainting. 

Am I the only one who sees a baseball player when first glancing at that painting on the left?

Anyway, this is one of the finest costume dramas I have “suffered” through. Be prepared for an unhealthy number of Kiera Knightly screenshots. I missed the lack of zombie action, however.

Hope you like screenshots of Keira Knightley cause you are in for a treat.
I started with a hundred and three screen captures of Pride & Prejudice. My record by a good forty.
I knew it was going to be bad considering how beautiful the film is.
But I didn’t think it was going to be this bad.
Having Rosamund Pike in the film didn’t help matters either
Didn’t help at all.
I thank you for your patience, and I hope you enjoy the remaining screenshots with a smattering of comments.
In a movie filled with attractive actresses Tamzin Merchant is bewitching. She was originally cast as Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones pilot. The unseen pilot tested poorly, so they reshot the entire thing with a new cast. Oh, what could have been.
I see a rake.
This is not a girl in bed movie.
Kiera uses her eye movement throughout the film to great effect.
That’s it, back straight, chest out.
Kiera lets her hair down.
I love how the girls’ expressions perfectly capture their characterizations.
Woman love a man in uniform.
Is that a pout?
Talulah Riley checks the ceiling for spiders.
I am soon to review the Natalie Dormer film In Darkness that threatens to be nothing but Natalie Dormer’s eyes.
Fortunately, Natalie plays a blind woman.
So wearing those dark glasses should cut down on screenshots.
Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton was in Shaun of the Dead, which was also better due to zombies.
You know I know think I shorted Never Too Young to Die with screenshots
I mean, Vanity could have easily generated a hundred pictures.
Of course, maybe I wanted to post that review before all life ended on earth.
I am on a Donald Sutherland kick of late.
We have The Eagle Has Landed and Don’t Look Now coming up soon.
When pretty boys brood.
There is some nice outdoor scenery in the film.
This looks right out of Wuthering Heights.
Judi Dench is always a treat, especially as the villain.
You know I am going to go with too many footmen.
The Bennet girls living in poverty, waiting for their rescue.
Matthew Macfadyen is excellent as Mr Darcy. I am really surprised this movie didn’t launch his career higher.
I am not saying he should have been the next James Bond.
But at the very least, a Hogwarts teacher.
Jena Malone almost steals the show as youngest sister/ first to marry Lydia Bennet,
I confess I have always had a soft spot for this neer-do-well character.
Goody two shoes of course marries a perfect gentleman.
Is that the new Buffy?
We need a new Buffy cause here comes the zombies… never mind false alarm.
Remember when I said I hope you like Keira Knightley screenshots? Well, here we go…
Of course she gets her man.
A happy ending to a wonderful film. I have to go; I have something in my eye.
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