Pride & Prejudice (2005, GBR/FRA) C-127m. SCOPE *** D: Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley, Simon Woods, Talulah Riley, Rosmund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Dench, Alan Cumming. Well-made Jane Austen adaptation about headstrong lass Knightley, one of Sutherland's four daughters, who falls in love with seemingly proud, condescending Woods. Beautifully shot, overall handsome romance is also remarkably well-paced. An alternative (happier) ending was shot for U.S. release.

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