Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review: Pride and Prejudice (A&E)

Director: Simon Langton

Starring: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle

Year: 1995

Genre: Romance (TV)

Rated: Not rated

Length: 300 min.

IMDB Summary: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Widely considered the definitive adaption of Jane Austen's novel, A&E's Pride and Prejudice is charming, elegant and truly a pleasure to watch. Firth and Ehle are marvelous as they spar back and forth as Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet. Supporting characters are well-cast, particularly Jane, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Collins. Austen's novel is brought to life with the costumes, scenery and music. My favorite part was the elaborately-planned and skillfully-executed ball at Mr. Bingley's home. Other high points in the series include Elizabeth's trip to Pemberly and to Lady Catherine de Bourgh's mansion. With fine acting, authentic sets and gorgeous scenery, A&E's Pride and Prejudice is a cinematic gem.

For Parents:
Mild thematic material (a girl runs away with a man she's not married to)

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