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August 28, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies #125 – Pride and Prejudice

Filed under: Movie reviews — Mike Kueber @ 12:41 am
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Last Tuesday night, I came home from my regular Happy Hour around 10 pm, and stopped by the apartment mailbox to pick up my mail. One of the items I picked up was Netflix movie Pride and Prejudice (2005). Before going to bed, I slipped the movie in my DVR to get a taste, and despite my propensity for crashing around 11 pm, this movie was so good that I went stayed with it right to the end.

I love romances, and this movie based Jane Austen’s book includes four unique romances that aren’t immediately obvious, but ultimately are wonderfully satisfying. Donald Sutherland plays the father of five single young women in late 18th century England, and the lead couple is played by Keira Knightley (afflicted with prejudice) and Matthew Macfadyen (afflicted with pride). Macfadyen reminds me of the TV star of The Americans, Matthew Rhys – i.e., someone whose initial impression is not impressive or favorable, but who grows on you. The Rotten Tomato critics loved the movie at 85% and the audience was even more favorable at 90%. I agree and give it four out of four stars. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I am planning to get the two-set DVD for the 1995 BBC TV miniseries that is supposed to be just as good.  We’ll see about that.

 

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  1. Mike,
    My daughter, Elizabeth, loved Pride and Prejudice so I watched the movie and read the book because she recommended them. They were both great, and yes, the longer series is great as well. – Robert

    Comment by Robert — August 28, 2014 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

    • Robert, I loved the movie so much that I’ve decided to watch the miniseries, but decided against reading the book because I didn’t have enough time for the novel. “I didn’t have enough time,” but you did. How ironic! Somebody is a master time-manager, and it’s not me. Reading has always been a chore for me.

      Comment by Mike Kueber — August 28, 2014 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

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