Romantic Films: Pride and Prejudice (Feb 2007)

Here's a short review of Pride and Prejudice that I thought you might enjoy.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

An unexpectedly full-blooded Jane Austen adaptation in which the chemistry between Elizabeth Bennet (a radiant and, yes, quick-witted Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen, hinting at just the right amount of softness behind the haughty sulking) feels perfect. As played by the two leads and directed by Joe Wright, their connection is alive with the pleasure of two people gradually realizing, and resisting, what we know all along: Their mutual hostility is, in fact, thinly veiled mutual passion. The film culminates in a nuzzle and gentle kiss upon the forehead that are more dizzyingly sensual than any number of explicit gestures in other films.