Let’s Talk “Pride and Prejudice”
Updated: Feb 26, 2021
Column: Movie Mondays
Pride and Prejudice is a timeless period piece directed by Joe Wright including a phenomenal cast which includes Donald Sutherland, Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, and Rosamund Pike.
Within the English countryside, set in the 1800s, the Bennets eldest daughter Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) faces pressure from her family to get married when she is introduced to the very prideful Mr.Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen). There becomes an obvious connection between them both. With their connection comes many struggles throughout the way keeping them from their desired romance.
This film is a personal favorite. I will forever indulge in dumb rom coms and corny teen dramas but this here, ladies and gentlemen, is a beautiful adaptation of a popular Jane Austen novel. The new age filmmaking brings a modern approach to a classical period piece.
Everything about this film, especially the beautiful scenery from the town Hertfordshire and Pemberley where Mr .Darcy resides, to the Longbourn estate where the Bennet family reside they all have a sort of enchantment connected to them, something special about it that makes this whole film magical.
There was nothing that I hated in the film, well except for the characters that I may have disliked but, nevertheless, everything could not have gone more perfect.
Now, let’s talk about the acting. I am no actor, not at all, but when I say the actors did an amazing job, I mean it. The one on one, in your face acting in the beginning of the movie, when they are trying to express their feelings to one another and they realize that they can’t bring such intensity and suspense that it really makes you wonder how the scene would play out. I loved how they played with that aspect. It brought so much light to how they actually loved each other and how bad they wanted to be with each other.
Oh, to be Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.