Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Drama/Romance Director: Joe Wright Cast: Keira Knightley, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Jena Malone, Rosamund Pike, and Matthew Macfadyen   Based on Jane Austen’s well known novel Pride and Prejudice this story is about a family (The Bennets) who lived in England in the 1800s. With 5 daughters and no fortune Mrs. Bennet (played by Brenda Blethyn) is in a frenzy trying to marry each off before their father (played by Donald Sutherland) passes. Second in birth order Elizabeth (played by Keira Knightley) is a witty and out spoken young woman who feels a responsibility in keeping her younger siblings out of trouble, while also supporting her eldest sister Jane (played by Rosamund Pike), who needs to marry well to save the family from destitution. With each twist and turn each sister and their parents alike will learn more about themselves and how love comes in many forms. The direction by Joe Wright is nothing less the perfection. He seamlessly pulls us in and we become first hand witnesses to private conversations, hiding just behind the shoulders of others in the room. A perfect example of this is Mr. Darcy (played by Matthew Macfadyen) and Elizabeth’s dance. As they dance in a crowed ball room you feel Elizabeth’s/Lizzie’s animosity and a growing discomfort in Mr. Darcy. As the dance progresses so to does the conversation between the two. Lizzie’s questioning...

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