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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Keira Knightley
Matthew Macfadyen
Brenda Blethyn
Donald Sutherland
Rosamund Pike
Jena Malone
Tom Hollander
Penelope Wilton
Judi Dench
Directors
Joe Wright
Screenwriters
Jane Austen
Deborah Moggach
Lee Hall
Running Time
127 minutes

Pride and Prejudice
Austen reworked again, this time with Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen


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Plot
Hearing their new neighbour is a wealthy young bachelor, Mrs. Bennet (Blethyn) goes overboard contriving a match for one of her five daughters. Amiable Bingley (Simon Woods) duly falls for beautiful Jane (Pike). Unhappily, his even more eligible chum Darcy (MacFadyen) disdains the Bennets, his growing attraction to spirited Elizabeth (Knightley) handicapped by her ghastly relatives, scandal and misunderstandings galore...


Verdict
Not as divine as Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, but engagingly comparable to the Gwyneth Paltrow-starring Emma and vastly superior to Mansfield Park


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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