Pride & Prejudice

Synopsis: The protagonist Elizabeth Bennett is a witty, sarcastic, somewhat stubborn young lady who really has an opinion about quite a lot including why she would not marry simply because of it is expected of her. Mr. Guy Darcy is a shy, rich, man who defiantly believes there is such a thing as superior birth.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joe Wright
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 54 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

Lydia! Kitty!

My dear Mr Bennet, have you heard?

Netherfield Park is let at last. Do you

not want to know who has taken it?

As you wish to tell me, my dear,

I doubt I have any choice in the matter.

Kitty, what have I told you

about listening at the door?

There's a Mr Bingley

arrived from the North.

- Five thousand a year!

- Really?

- He's single!

- Who's single?

A Mr Bingley, apparently. Kitty!

How can that possibly affect them?

Mr Bennet,

how can you be so tiresome?

You know he must marry one of them.

That is his design in settling here?

You must go and visit him at once.

Good heavens. People.

For we may not visit if you do not,

as you well know, Mr Bennet.

- Are you listening? You never listen.

- You must, Papa! At once!

There's no need. I already have.

- You have?

- When?

Oh, Mr Bennet,

how can you tease me so?

Have you no compassion

for my poor nerves?

You mistake me, my dear.

I have the highest respect for them.

They've been my constant companions

these twenty years.


- Is he amiable?

- Who?

- Is he handsome?

- He's sure to be.

With 5,000 a year,

it would not matter if he had warts.

Who's got warts?

I will consent to

his marrying whichever girl he chooses.

- So will he come to the ball tomorrow?

- I believe so.

- Mr Bennet!

- I have to have your muslin!

- I'll lend you my green slippers!

- They were mine.

- I'll do your mending for a week.

- I'll retrim your new bonnet.

Two weeks I'll do it for.

It's not the same!

It's not the same.

I can't breathe.

I think one of

my toes just came off.

If every man does not end the evening

in love with you,

then I'm no judge of beauty.

- Or men.

- No, they are far too easy to judge.

They're not all bad.

Humourless poppycocks,

in my limited experience.

One day,

someone will catch your eye,

and then you'll have

to watch your tongue.

How good of you to come.

Which of the painted peacocks

is our Mr Bingley?

He's on the right.

On the left is his sister.

- The person with the quizzical brow?

- That is his good friend, Mr Darcy.

- He looks miserable, poor soul.

- He may be, but poor he is not.

Tell me.

and he owns half of Derbyshire.

The miserable half.

Mr Bennet, you must introduce him

to the girls immediately.

Smile at Mr Bingley. Smile.


Mr Bingley, my eldest daughter you know.

Mrs Bennet, Miss Jane Bennet,

Elizabeth and Miss Mary Bennet.

It is a pleasure. I have two others,

but they're already dancing.

I'm delighted to make your acquaintance.

And may I introduce Mr Darcy

of Pemberley in Derbyshire.

How do you like it

here in Hertfordshire?

Very much.

The library at Netherfield,

I've heard, is one of the finest.

It fills me with guilt. I'm not a good

reader. I prefer being out of doors.

Oh, I mean, I can read, of course.

And I'm not suggesting

you can't read out of doors.

I wish I read more, but there

seem to be so many other things to do.

That's exactly what I meant.

Mama, Mama! You will never, ever believe

what we're about to tell you.

- Tell me!

- She's going to take the veil.

- The regiment are coming!

- Officers?

They're going to be stationed

the whole winter, right here.

- Officers?

- As far as the eye can see.

Oh, look.

Jane's dancing with Mr Bingley.

Mr Bennet.

- Do you dance, Mr Darcy?

- Not if I can help it.

I didn't know you were coming

to see me. What's the matter?

We are a long way from Grosvenor Square,

are we not, Mr Darcy?

I've never seen so many pretty girls.

You were dancing

with the only handsome girl.

She is the most beautiful creature

I have ever beheld.

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Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach, OBE (born Deborah Hough; 28 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. She has written eighteen novels, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever (made into the film of the same name), These Foolish Things (made into the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Heartbreak Hotel. more…

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