Jane Austen's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in this intelligent and witty romantic drama. Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) is one of five sisters living on a British country estate in the 1800s. At a time and place in which matrimony is considered a woman's logical goal in life, Elizabeth displays a cautious reluctance toward marriage -- so when a wealthy young man, Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth) expresses an interest in courting her, she isn't so sure she cares for him. Elizabeth and Darcy discover that they have a great deal to learn about each other -- and no small amount to overcome in their minds -- if they are to find happiness together. Pride and Prejudice was produced as a five hour mini-series by the BBC and was first shown in the U.S. on the A&E cable network. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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I have never ready the novel, but after watching this movie version, I am definitely going to put it on my list of books to read. It took me a little bit to really get into it, but once I did, regardless of the length, I was glued to my TV for the entire time. This is an absolutely wonderful love story and I was constantly sitting on the edge of my seat wanting more and wondering when Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy would finally find their way to each other as husband and wife :)
This version should be in every Austen lover's home. There is no better Mr. Darcy than Colin Firth, and Jennifer Elle is an amazing Elizabeth. I rewatch it every year and continue to get swept away each time.