"Pride & Prejudice" is a classic English novel written by Jane Austen. It tells a story of the five Bennet sisters during the Georgian era (the late 18th century) when England is still a class-conscious society. Their lives are uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of Mr. Bingley – a wealthy young man and his best friend, Mr. Darcy. Soon enough, life would never be the same again…
This beloved novel has been adapted for movie and television for many times. Certainly enough, there would be comparisons of each interpretation of the original work. In fact, one of the adapted mini-series version (1995 BBC production) even inspired Helen Fielding to write her famous Bridget Jones’s novels.
With a great story-line, all that remains is the production and how well the cast and crew could perform. I have to say that this 2005 version of the movie didn’t fail me. The director did a very fine job for his interpretation of the story and material in the novel. The ensemble of the cast delivered an excellent performance. An appearance of Judi Dench was powerful and added spices to the movie. The costume design and the cinematography is gorgeous. All in all, the movie is enjoyable to watch.
4 out of 5 stars – let’s find out if it’s true that "sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can’t be without."