Pride & Prejudice

Drama | English | 127 minutes

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During the late 18th century, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia,  live at Longbourn, an estate in rural England. Since Mrs. Bennettley moves nearby. At a local society ball,  Jane and Bingley seem to connect while Elizabeth finds  Mr. Darcy attractive but also very snobbish. The Bennet sisters also meet the dashing Lieutenant Wickham. Eventually, with great effort and stress as is typical in an Austen novel, Jane accepts a marriage proposal from Bingley and Lydia runs off and marries Wickham. Darcy, who has alienated Elizabeth with a few false steps, apologizes. Walking the moor, Darcy proposes marriage and Elizabeth accepts.  

Cast
Keira Knightly (Elizabeth Bennet) / Rosamund Pike (Jane Bennet) / Jena Malone (Lydia Bennet) / Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy) / Donald Sutherland (Mr. Bennet) / Brenda Blethyn (Mrs. Bennet) / Simon Woods (Charles Bingley)
Why Stream This Film?
Film studies professor Carole Dole wrote that Pride & Prejudice “is a hybrid that embraces both an irreverent realism to which younger audiences are accustomed and the classic heritage film’s reverence for country houses, attractive landscapes and authentic detail.” 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 86%
  • Metacritic Score: 82
Accolades
  • Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Keira Knightly)
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best Director (Joe Wright)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Motion Picture; Best Actress (Keira Knightly)
  • New York Film Critics: Winner, Best Actress (Keira Knightly)
PRIDE & PREJUDICE is one of the most delightful and heartwarming adaptations made from an Austen novel or anybody else’s.
Roger Ebert

RogerEbert.com

In its final minutes, PRIDE & PREJUDICE makes you believe in true love, the union of soul mates, happily-ever-after and all the stuff a romantic comedy promises but so seldom delivers. For one misty moment, order reigns in the universe.
Stephen Holden

The New York Times

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