Jane Austen's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in this intelligent and witty romantic drama. Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) is one of five sisters living on a British country estate in the 1800s. At a time and place in which matrimony is considered a woman's logical goal in life, Elizabeth displays a cautious reluctance toward ...Read MoreJane Austen's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in this intelligent and witty romantic drama. Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) is one of five sisters living on a British country estate in the 1800s. At a time and place in which matrimony is considered a woman's logical goal in life, Elizabeth displays a cautious reluctance toward marriage -- so when a wealthy young man, Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth) expresses an interest in courting her, she isn't so sure she cares for him. Elizabeth and Darcy discover that they have a great deal to learn about each other -- and no small amount to overcome in their minds -- if they are to find happiness together. Pride and Prejudice was produced as a five hour mini-series by the BBC and was first shown in the U.S. on the A&E cable network. Mark Deming, RoviRead Less
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Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, David Bamber, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Anna Chancellor. Good. 1996 Run time: 300. Open Books is a Non-profit literacy organization and proceeds from the sale benefit literacy programs.
Amazingly close to the wonderful novel by Jane Austen with terrific perfomances all around. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle make a perfect team, and the comic elements added by the actors playing the Bennets, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine are just the right touch for the irony Austen created in her original. I often use this as a companion piece when teaching the novel.
Nov 24, 2011
Best of Jane Austin
I've enjoyed viewing this movie for years
and am now pleased to own it in DVD format.
Oct 16, 2011
Didn't love it
Jennifer Ehle was the best thing about this. People will say this version is better than the more recent Keira Knightley version, but that doesn't make sense to me. The latter's cinematography and music are infinitely better. I found Colin Firth to be unexciting (and even a little wooden) when compared to Matthew Macfadyen. However, Jennifer Ehle, in this older version, is wonderful, and I suppose it's worth watching just for her alone.
Apr 14, 2011
P&P - BBC
This miniseries is absolutely fantastic! It makes me smile everything I see it.
Jun 25, 2009
good quality and ontime .... just as they said product was