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Funny / Pride & Prejudice (2005)

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  • Mr Collins proposing to Lizzie. She knows what's coming and she tries to subtly beg her sisters to stay in the room. She even grabs onto Jane's hand to beg her to stay, but she leaves too - giggling the whole time.
    • When Lizzie refuses the proposal and runs off, her mother runs down the lane after her. Geese, normally not frightened of anything, run away in absolute terror at Mrs Bennet's approach.
  • When Mrs Bennet calls on the ill Jane with her three younger daughters, Caroline Bingley's reaction is made priceless by Kelly Reilly's delivery.
    "Oh for heaven's sake; are we to receive every Bennet in the country?!"
    • Note that this is after the footman has announced "A Mrs Bennet, a Miss Bennet, a Miss Bennet and a Miss Bennet."
    • The above introduction is also hilarious because it blatantly disregards the convention of the time. Only the oldest daughter present (presumably Mary, since Jane and Lizzie are already there) would be called "Miss Bennet", and the others would be called "Miss (first name)". The Bingleys' footman is sure to know that, so we can only assume not even the footman thinks much of the Bennets.
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  • When the militia are in town, Lydia hopes to get an officer's attention by dropping her handkerchief - clearly hoping one of them will pick it up for her. Instead they just walk on it. And her mother and Kitty collapse into hysterical laughter.
  • Miss Darcy gets one in that's also simply adorable. She asks whether Lizzie plays the piano.
    Lizzie: Only when forced.
    Georgiana: Well, brother, you must force her.
  • During the ball at Netherfield, Lizzie has to have Mr Collins as a dance partner. She spends the whole dance talking to Jane about Wickham. And due to the nature of the dance, Jane can only give the news in parts. All this time Mr Collins is trying to talk to Lizzie, who is blatantly ignoring him to listen to what Jane has to say. Collins genuinely thinks this is her playing hard to get.
    • Earlier at the ball, Lizzie and Jane are talking with Charlotte when Collins approaches - and they all hurriedly curtsy to him.
  • Mary gets a good line in when Lizzie is telling Charlotte about Mr Collins.
    "Even my piano stool belongs to Mr Collins."
  • Lizzie gets a good barb in on Mrs Bennet when she's defending her plan to make Jane sick so she'll have to stay at Netherfield.
    Mrs Bennet: "People don't die of colds."
    Lizzie: "But she may well perish with the shame of having such a mother."
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  • Mr Bennet gets in a brilliant jab at his youngest daughter at the first ball.
    Lydia: Mama, you'll not believe this.
  • Elizabeth: "I wouldn't dance with him for all of Derbyshire, let alone the miserable half!"
  • After Elizabeth agrees to dance with Darcy, out of sheer awkwardness.
    Elizabeth: Did I just agree to dance with Mr. Darcy?
    Charlotte: I believe so.
    Elizabeth: That's a bit of an inconvenience, since I swore to loathe him for all eternity!
  • Charles Bingley practicing his apology and proposal to Jane with Darcy. Complete with Darcy pretending to be Jane, and Bingley nervous about it.

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