Pride and Prejudice
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Utah-based filmmaker Andrew Black makes his feature debut with Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy. The screenplay is an adaptation of the original Jane Austen novel, updated to reflect the contemporary dating situation among Mormons at Brigham Young University. Kam Heskin plays Elizabeth, an independent student who repeatedly rejects the advances of suave Jack Wickham (Henry Maguire). She lives with four roommates: best friend Jane (Lucila Solá), nerdy gal Mary (Rainy Kerwin), and the marriage-obsessed sisters Lydia (Kelly Stables) and Kitty (Nicole Hamilton). Jane starts dating the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Awkward comic timing and uneven performances spoil the desired effect."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"A good, old-fashioned movie with a pretty star, a good heart and no cynicism"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Falls as flat on its face as a teenage girl trying on her first pair of high heels."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Director Black paces at a leaden plod, with great gaping pauses between lines that make the 104-minute movie feel three hours long."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Probably won't be of much interest to those outside of its target audience."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Anyone familiar with the book or BBC miniseries (or over the age of 6) will not be surprised by the outcome, except for how wholly unengaging and tedious it is made here."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Creatively updated and terrifically colorful..."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"The acting, peppered with performers making their film debuts, is largely awful."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"...over all the film works."
‑ Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures (U.S.)
"Can Jane Austen adapt to Mormon Cinema? The answer... is a surprising yes."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The 2005 Joe Wright version is superb."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Marks the next step in the evolution of the burgeoning Mormon film genre."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Feels like 10% Austen and 90% unpublished varsity show at Brigham Young University."
‑ Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
"It's a remarkable ensemble that becomes even more impressive in light of the fact that all are relative unknowns (at least for the time being)."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"...So far the only LDS-themed comedy with "crossover" appeal."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
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