Let me state right off the top that this is a very pleasant movie to
watch; a piece of 19th century romantic escapism based on the novel of
the same name by Jane Austen that features solid acting on the part of
the entire cast and that portrays an entirely convincing picture of
pastoral life in the English countryside of the era. Focussing on the
Dashwood sisters - Marianne (Kate Winslett) and Elinor (Emma Thompson)
- the movie deals with the various potential romances that arise in
their lives. The movie is solidly rooted in Victorian stereotypes -
it's subdued, the characters are somewhat reserved or possibly even
emotionally repressed (except perhaps for Marianne, who generally
provides what emotion and colour there is in the movie.) For a movie
that deals extensively with romance, love is never too openly
expressed. In many respects, this struck me as a perfect vehicle for
Hugh Grant, who generally comes across very well playing these subdued,
soft-spoken, sort of shy romantic roles, and who therefore seemed
perfectly cast as Elinor's love interest Edward. The movie is often
mildly humorous as it portrays love's ups and downs, but I wouldn't
call any of it downright funny, and there are some powerful scenes
(again, featuring Winslet) dealing with Marianne being betrayed by her
I'll confess that this movie isn't really my cup of tea, so to speak.
There's nothing wrong with it. It's well-acted, well-written and
generally well put together. Personally, and only because it's not
really to my taste, I'd give it a 5/10 but if you really like these
types of subdued romances or are a fan of Jane Austen (and I understand
the movie is fairly faithful to the novel) then you'll rate it much
more highly than that..
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pride and prejudice was great.
I love jane austin!!.
I loved pride and prejudice too. it's really soothing and relaxing to watch her stories in movies..
i loooove this movie so muuuch!!! and i love the book of Austen.
Pride and prejudice a very useful film for English learners because the language is clear and quite standard..
The best period piece of all time
This is one of my favorite movies, and I'll tell you why.
Emma Thompson. She wrote a MAGNIFICENT screenplay and was so very good
as Elinor. The pain and suffering she endures while always remaining
stoic. The scene with Marianne when Marianne finds out that Elinor
hadn't told her about Lucy's engagement to Edward breaks my heart every
time. I think Emma is possibly the best actress of our time. I loved
this breakdown scene, and it was amazingly acted by both Kate Winslet
and Emma Thompson.
And though the movie is very serious at times, the humor is absolutely
fantastic! Thompson has weaved in the script these incredibly funny
moments where the characters show themselves as either flighty or
awkward or clever.
Anyway, the movie is amazing in many ways, and I could go on watching
it forever. I own it and watch it whenever I want to be inspired. It's