Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Director: Joe Wright.  This movie is based on a Novel by Jane Austen.  The story takes place in the late 18th century at a time when the division of class was starkly apparent.  Gentleman and man of a certain class, Mr. Darcy happens upon the beautiful, young yet-to-be betrothed, Elisabeth Bennett and her family at a dance and sparks fly between them.  However, they soon discover the contrast in their social standing which dictates that they don’t belong together.  They soon find they must navigate their way through judgments and preconceived notions about how class defines an individual.  Although their difference in class creates obstacles to being together, love conquers all as they defy social norms and the hesitation and downright outrage of their families.

Review: This movie is for every romantic at heart who believes love conquers all.  The lush landscape, structures and wardrobe of this film draws the viewer to another place in time.  The acting is done superbly as you’ll find yourself cheering for Mr. Darcy and Miss Elisabeth to be together.  The combination of these elements as well as an incredible soundtrack of symphonies and classical music elevates this movie to a “must see” status of romantic movies.  5/5

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