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  • Summary: From the team behind international smash hit "Bend It Like Beckham," comes a Jane Austen adaptation like never before. "Pride and Prejudice" gets the Bollywood treatment, and the result is a spectacular fusion of East meets West. Austen's classic love story unfolds in a riot of colour and emotion, song and dance that jet-sets from rural India via London to Los Angeles. (Pathe Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Under the direction of "Bend It Like Beckham's" Gurinder Chadha, this festively busy and exuberantly multicultural charmer is its own intriguingly postmodern creation.
  2. Good, clean fun, and the view is fabulous.
  3. Aside from the singing and dancing, it is the color and pageantry of India as filtered through the work of cinematographer Santosh Sivan that captivates us.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    A Hollywood take on a Bollywood movie. But the Bollywood portions - echoing over-the-top Indian movie musicals - are far more entertaining than the Hollywood segments.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    It’s very colorful, for sure, but the dialogue is lead-footed at best.
  6. 50
    Money can't buy happiness, but as Bride and Prejudice teaches us, it can get patience in bulk from a smart young woman of a practical mind-set.
  7. As high concept and rife with cliché as anything ever churned out by Hollywood, but with worse production values and a load of sanctimonious political correctness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 47
  2. Negative: 9 out of 47
  1. Sep 20, 2010
    i love this movie a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.
    aishwarya rai acted beautifully..songs r amazing
    i watch it again
    n again..
    love aish forever!she is the best!!
  2. sfatehifar
    Dec 27, 2005
    Really liked it :)
  3. satyas.
    May 10, 2006
    Light, entertaining fare. Aish makes her english language film debut with beauty & grace.
  4. kaym.
    Dec 26, 2005
    Great fun!
  5. JuliaB.l
    Feb 24, 2006
    very sweet and endearing. for the most part, the musical numbers had a delightful spontaneity.
  6. EugeneY.
    Nov 14, 2005
    A rather good movie with a bad start and even worst ending. Namrata Shirodkar who played Jaya should have been the main star. Martin Henderson was rather wooden and Aishwarya Rai should definately loose some pounds. Her huge biceps throughly and consistantly outshone her facial beauty. Expand
  7. RickB.
    Feb 22, 2006
    Yet another movie where asians(in this case INDIANS) are trying to be accepted by, lets see how should i say this, Caucasian. Lets face,when you look at a movie like this, that's what it comes down to. Alot of Chinese, Korean and Indian movies have this...You want an in your face real look at race and lack of a better word "issues", take a look at a little movie called CRASH(one of the best movies ever made). I don't know watching Indian movies is just getting more and more embarrassing to watch.-First, Aishwarya Rai was huge and not in a good way. Yes her looks are amazing, but makeup is even more amazing. They really need to pay makeup artist more money. Martin Henderson could not have been more boring, I mean come ooon did they really have to put such a white guy, they could have picked a normal looking white guy who could act, and suited the part, instead we get a guy that could run for president. The music was annoying compared to other indian movies, and the pace was slow and drawn out. Nothing important and nothing that really interesting, just the same old Sh!t hollywood and now BOLLYWOOD keeps farting out. Alot of white folks i came in contact with really like this movie, I mean who wouldn't like a movie where someone is giving up there culture for you. You know how that feels, wow, i wish they would make a movie of a Chinese girl falling in love and giving up everything for an Indian guy. I would give that movie a 10. But the movie has a good moral point to it thats why i gave it a 1, which is if we all try hard enough you too can end up with a white guy. Please look for my other reviews, a good one is Princess Mononoke. Oh right yea i am asian so please don't get angry(like if i care). Expand

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