History YMMV / PrideAndPrejudice

7th Sep '16 3:34:08 AM GothicProphet
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** The 1995 mini-series with Jennifer Ehle (Lizzy) and Colin Firth (Darcy) became this after ''TheKingsSpeech'', where Ehle plays the wife of George VI's (Firth) therapist. They have one scene together, where Ehle's character's eyes bug out over seeing the royal couple in her home.

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** The 1995 mini-series with Jennifer Ehle (Lizzy) and Colin Firth (Darcy) became this after ''TheKingsSpeech'', ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'', where Ehle plays the wife of George VI's (Firth) therapist. They have one scene together, where Ehle's character's eyes bug out over seeing the royal couple in her home.


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* {{Narm}}: The alternate US ending of the 2005 film. Especially the repetition of "Mrs. Darcy". It's meant to be sweet. It ends up being ridiculous and slightly creepy.
17th Jul '16 9:37:57 PM PaulA
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** The existence of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'', where the the Bennet sisters are reimagined as zombie hunters, can make the 2005 film amusing to watch - since most of the leading actresses have prominent ActionGirl roles - Keira Knightley (Lizzie) in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/KingArthur'' and ''{{Film/Domino}}'', Rosamund Pike (Jane) in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and ''[[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]'', and Jena Malone (Lydia) in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames''. What's more is that Lady Catherine is imagined as the head of a zombie fighting organisation, and her actress in the 2005 film - Judi Dench - is best known as M in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' films.

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** The existence of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'', where the the Bennet sisters are reimagined as zombie hunters, can make the 2005 film amusing to watch - watch, since most of the leading actresses have prominent ActionGirl roles - roles: Keira Knightley (Lizzie) in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/KingArthur'' and ''{{Film/Domino}}'', Rosamund Pike (Jane) in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' and ''[[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Wrath of the Titans]]'', ''Film/WrathOfTheTitans'', and Jena Malone (Lydia) in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames''. What's more is that Lady Catherine is imagined as the head of a zombie fighting organisation, and her actress in the 2005 film - film, Judi Dench - Dench, is best known as M in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' films.
13th Jun '16 9:02:14 PM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Carey Mulligan as Kitty and Jena Malone as Lydia in the 2005 film.
7th Jun '16 4:06:24 PM AdelePotter
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7th Jun '16 4:06:23 PM AdelePotter
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Austen probably didn't expect Mary to get as much sympathy as she does. Of course, she probably also didn't expect her future readers to be living in a world that in general has a bit more sympathy for people like Mary -- i.e., introverted, bookish types who don't like balls. Especially since Mary's living in a world where she has no option but to get herself a husband, whereas today's readers (many of whom happen to be introverted, bookish types) have far more options in life (not to mention, far more ways to meet people than Mary would) and can't help but sympathize with someone who doesn't have the choices they do. [[JerkassWoobie Yeah, Mary's a bit of a jerk, but she's not a bad person.]] It's hard not to feel a tiny bit sorry for her.
7th Jun '16 4:06:23 PM AdelePotter
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7th Jun '16 8:19:02 AM AdelePotter
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** "See? [[SlapSlapKiss Deeply rooted dislike is always just a mask for true love]]!" Tell that to Mr. Collins. Not to mention, when Elizabeth is acting like she hates Darcy, it's not to hide her true feelings for him -- she acts like she hates him because he ''does'' hate him, namely because he's being a jerk. When she realizes he's really not a bad guy, she starts being more civil and doesn't insult him anymore once she falls in love.

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** "See? [[SlapSlapKiss Deeply rooted dislike is always just a mask for true love]]!" Tell that to Mr. Collins. Not to mention, when Elizabeth is acting like she hates Darcy, it's not to hide her true feelings for him -- she acts like she hates him because he she ''does'' hate him, namely because he's being a jerk. When she realizes he's really not a bad guy, she starts being more civil and doesn't insult him anymore once she falls in love.
7th Jun '16 8:17:36 AM AdelePotter
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** "See? [[SlapSlapKiss Deeply rooted dislike is always just a mask for true love]]!" Tell that to Mr. Collins.

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** "See? [[SlapSlapKiss Deeply rooted dislike is always just a mask for true love]]!" Tell that to Mr. Collins. Not to mention, when Elizabeth is acting like she hates Darcy, it's not to hide her true feelings for him -- she acts like she hates him because he ''does'' hate him, namely because he's being a jerk. When she realizes he's really not a bad guy, she starts being more civil and doesn't insult him anymore once she falls in love.
29th Apr '16 8:39:41 AM SharkToast
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*DracoInLeatherPants: Mr Darcy is an unusual example of this trope. The point of the story is to not judge by first impressions alone, and Elizabeth does discover that Darcy can be a genuinely decent and noble person once she manages to look past the unfavourable view she initially developed of him. However, many readers tend to extrapolate this to view Darcy as a borderline saint who was always completely misunderstood and perfect. In fact, ''Darcy himself'' admits that many of Elizabeth's initial criticisms of his character were, in fact, entirely justified -- he genuinely could be a bit of a cold, unpleasant snob (albeit not nearly the hateful bastard that Elizabeth had convinced herself she was) and had to do plenty of soul-searching and improvement of his character in order to become a man worthy of her affections.
6th Apr '16 12:46:13 PM MagBas
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* MarySue: Jane is seen as this sometimes; she's the most gorgeous girl in town, has the sweetest disposition and is incapable of finding bad in anyone. More so in the movie adaptations than the book, where she is seen as being a little too quick to trust people and/or too late to find fault with them. In both, her attitude of LoveYouAndEverybody does mislead Darcy as to the strength of her affection for Bingley, and thus delay their engagement. Still, being too nice is basically her only fault, and it never gets her into any lasting trouble. Although one fundamental part of the trope is ignored; while Jane might be the perfect sister, she's only a background focus of the story and the action primarily concerns her more flawed but also more interesting sister Lizzie.
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