Monday, March 15, 2010
The Scene: Pride & Prejudice - And how are you this evening... Mrs. Darcy?
Its been several years since I've watched the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie and years more since I've read the book. But I do remember how much I cringed when I saw the ending of the American theatrical cut of the 2005 movie. Take a look below.
I mean I don't think this was how the novel ended...so its certainly not called for...did they really need to up the romance factor with the leads half dressed with the rubbing of legs? And overly lovey dovey gushy talk? Arghh...it was just soo horribly cheesy. I much preferred...the other alternative ending, which I believe was the UK cut that ended with Darcy asking Mr Bennet for Lizzie's hand in marriage, and Mr Bennet asking Lizzie if this was what she really wanted. Though simpler in nature I thought that was a more fitting ending definitely and consistent in tone with the rest of the story.