Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Carey Mulligan, Tom Hollander
Romantic. Lovely. Expert.
Glorious adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel about Elizabeth Bennett (Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Macfadyen) falling in love in 19th century England. The two, of different circumstances and certain that they detest each other, find themselves continually drawn to one another. Some may quibble with the liberties taken-much of Austen’s biting satire is gone and every character in the film is beautiful-but the end result is wonderfully romantic. Keira Knightley, while not what Austen had in mind, is perfect for this film’s version of Elizabeth.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-