Bride and Prejudice
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The very British sensibilities of Jane Austen are introduced to the exotic flavors of the Bollywood musical in this romantic comedy with songs from the director of Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha. Lalita Bakshi (Aishwarya Rai) is the lovely and eligible daughter of her socially ambitious mother and father (Nadira Babbar and Anupam Kher). Mother and father want to be sure that Lalita, the most beautiful of their four daughters, settles down with a man worthy of her, but she has proven resistant to matchmaking, announcing that she will choose her own husband, and will choose him for love.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Every so often, the unseen managers of the galaxy bestow on us mere mortals a vision of rare incongruous beauty: a solar eclipse, a streaking comet, a shooting star, Bollywood goddess Aishwarya Rai happily riding a tractor."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"If you're not giggling or tapping your feet or swaying back and forth in your seat during this one, have someone check your pulse."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"If you want a wacky multicultural pairing to make you laugh a lot and learn a little, head for the movie theater playing Bride & Prejudice."
‑ CT Staff, Christianity Today
"Frothy, feel-good fun."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"Do we really need more adaptations of Pride & Prejudice?"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"By the time two newlywed couples lumber toward their honeymoons atop bejeweled elephants, the movie's frothy excess and good humor can make you say 'I do,' too."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Henderson, whose bland good looks, troubling '80s haircut and vanilla personality call to mind a younger, boring Matthew Modine, registers as flat and lifeless amid the film's gorgeous, energetic swirl."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Austen goes to Bollywood."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Or, how to use only the worst parts of three different genres."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Who would have guessed that transposing the Bennet family of Netherfield Park in 1790s Britain to a middle-class home in contemporary Amritsar, India would require so little forcing?"
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"What is silly about Bride is also what makes it special. That and its leading lady, the luminous Aishwarya Rai."
‑ Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail
"... a funny, festive, genre-bending adaptation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice."
‑ Stina Chyn, Film Threat
"The Austen story is a true delight..."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Its weakness is its bland predictability. But for the fan of Bollywood films or old-fashioned romances, its weakness may be its strength."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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