Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe
Wright, based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name. The film depicts
five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with
issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley
(pictured) stars as Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays her
romantic interest Mr. Darcy. The film avoided depicting a "perfectly
clean Regency world", presenting instead a "muddy hem version" of the
time. It was marketed to a younger, mainstream audience; promotional
items noted that it came from the producers of 2001 romantic comedy
Bridget Jones's Diary before acknowledging its provenance as an Austen
novel. Pride & Prejudice earned a worldwide gross of approximately
$121 million, which was considered a commercial success. It earned a
rating of 82 percent from review aggregator Metacritic, labelling it
universally acclaimed. The film earned four nominations at the
78th Academy Awards, including one for Knightley as Best Actress. Pride
& Prejudice has failed to match the cultural impact of the British
1995 television series, though Knightley has become associated with her
character among younger viewers.
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