Can a movie released in 2005 be considered timeless yet? I'm going to say yes — because in a modern 2022 world, the obsession with the masterful Joe Wright adaptation of Pride & Prejudice remains strong.
It's arguably the best cinematic adaptation of Jane Austen's classic work (a controversial statement for those who prefer the 1995 BBC version with Colin Firth) and still remains beloved 17 years later.
Director Joe Wright made his directorial debut with this movie and then went on to make films such as Atonement, Anna Karenina, Darkest Hour, and 2022 Oscar Nominee (Best Costume Design) Cyrano.
This movie has bewitched me body and soul...and I love it. It's timeless. Here are the reasons why:
1.The scenery is gorgeous and will make you want to book a trip to England ASAP.
2.It has one of the best movie soundtracks ever.
3.The casting is impeccable.
4.It preserves Austen's original text while being easy to understand.
5.It's totally quoteable.
6.It has that iconic scene where Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth dance together.
7.And that scene where Mr. Darcy confesses his love in the rain.
8.And also that scene where Mr. Darcy walks through a field.
9.But most importantly that iconic hand-flex scene.
10.It has some pretty good life lessons too.
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