• Publication date: June 1, 2011

A Fresh Look At A Literary Classic Pride & Prejudice: Sometimes Mr. Right Can Be Mr. Wrong

Jane Austen�s novel �Pride and Prejudice� has undergone a slew of adaptations over the course of almost a century. In the 2005 adaptation Elizabeth is played by the beautiful Keira Knightley who is joined by Golden Globe Award winning actress Brenda Blethyn and Hollywood veteran Donald Sutherland.

Jane Austen�s novel �Pride and Prejudice� has undergone a slew of adaptations over the course of almost a century. In the 2005 adaptation Elizabeth is played by the beautiful Keira Knightley who is joined by Golden Globe Award winning actress Brenda Blethyn and Hollywood veteran Donald Sutherland.

�Pride and Prejudice� is the story of five sisters who live in rural England whose father desperately hopes that they can marry a wealthy young man. His dreams seem to be answered when a well-to-do gentleman from London named Mr. Bingley moves in next-door bringing along his friend, Mr. Darcy.

With the encouragement of Jane�s mother, she becomes very fond of Mr. Bingley. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to her, Mr. Darcy becomes interested in Jane�s younger sister, Elizabeth. Elizabeth despises Darcy however after she overhears him describe her as �not handsome enough;� rumors she hears regarding his bad character and immorality add fuel to her hatred.

When Mr. Bingley abruptly cuts relations with Jane, Elizabeth is infuriated and deduces (in error) that Mr. Darcy was responsible. Eventually, the reader learns that Bingley is infatuated with Jane and that Darcy is crazy about Elizabeth, even if her initial reaction is one of strong disinterest.

Critics gave positive reviews of the 2005 remake, which grossed over a $121 million in sales worldwide. Roger Ebert commented that, �The movie is well cast from top to bottom; like many British films, it benefits from the genius of its supporting players.�

The film is rated PG.

Year: 2005

Duration: 129 mins

Genre: Drama/Romance

Starring:

Keira Knightley

Talulah Riley

Rosamund Pike

Donald Sutherland

Carey Mulligan

Jena Malone

Directed by: Joe Wright