Pride and Prejudice
by, 11-12-08 at 11:56 (646 Views)
Pride and Prejudice - 2005
Starring Keira Knightley, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Matthew MacFadyen and Tom Hollinder among others.
I am not a gal who likes a "girlie" book or movie. Occasionally I will partake in the latter, and maybe some of the older classic movies I love could fall into that category at a push, but normally blood, guts, death and suspense are more my thing.
However last week I stumbled across the above film on one of the ITVsomethingorother channels and I will admit it was the gloriously fabulous Brenda Blethyn that made me stop and find out what film it was.
I am slightly ashamed to say I have never read Pride and Prejudice...or Emma...or any of those type of books. So I think I got to watch this film in a way that many (mainly women I guess) don't...that is in not knowing the story...at all...I mean it!
I mean, I'm aware of a Mr Darcy and his breeches (is there a female alive that isn't?) but that is about my limit.
Turns out I was pleasantly surprised and indeed, hooked, on this movie...wondering right up until the end on the will they/won't they issue? The script was beautifully written (I'm assuming most credit should go to the author and yes I'm guessing I should really know who that was...maybe a Bronte? Or that Austen chap? Honestly couldn't tell you which) and the entire thing very well acted.
Admittedly there were times when Keira managed to look very alien...and other times when she looked like a porcelain doll...others when he teeth and eyes just seemed to take over the entire scene!
The Mr Darcy was a strange one...one minute looking so gorgeous I might die on the spot...and then others looked rougher than a badger's arse...it was very confusing
The locations used in the films were simply stunning and the supporting cast were just brilliant...and Mr Sutherland Sr, well, inspired choice imo.
Of course...the fact that there are many uniformed types in the film for about 15-20 minutes has nothing to do with my enjoyment of the film <drool>
So all in all, a recommended chick flick movie...which, as stated earlier, surprises me.
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