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 ...
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 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, Rovi
Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Crispin Bonham Carter, Adrian Lukis. Run time: 300 mins. Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1. Originally released: 1995. 2 discs. Language: English. The bicentennial production of Jane Austen's novel is given the most lavish treatment yet, by UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS director Simon Langton in this television mini-series. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE stars Jennifer Ehle (POSSESSION) as Elizabeth Bennet, a witty and headstrong young woman in 19th century England. When she meets the standoffish Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), they initially clash, but there may be something deeper behind their animosity. Firth (BRIDGET JONES' DIARY) sets the standard for period film heroes with his portrayal of Mr. Darcy, a character sure to make both minds and hearts race. The classic novel of manners, society, and love includes much of Austen's rich commentary on human nature, and features extensive, gorgeous location shooting in and around historic English country homes.
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This is one of my favorite movies I have watched in in black and white and colored.
The story is about the times of Rich and people of nobility. It has laughter, sadness unhappiness, but the ending is perfect.
Feb 1, 2012
Truthful to the book
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.