Impressive cast including Judi Dench, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Macfadyen
Based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813, depicts five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays her romantic interest Mr Darcy.
What I particularly like about this version is the realistic portrayal of the Bennet family life. Pigs, dogs, outdoors included in its reality.
I like Canadian actor, Donald Sutherland's, portrayal of Mr. Bennet. Also, McFadyen's nervous responses in the Netherfield drawing room scene. Not all suave or arrogant, he seemingly finds Elizabeth's presence unsettling.
The entire movie appears to me to be done with a light and abbreviated touch, leaving room for the reader's imagination to fill in the blanks from their own remembrances of the book. Enough portrayed to carry the storyline without embellishment. And such lovely concluding scenes. Tangible emotions...
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