I thought the casting was quite good: Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were exactly right and Judi Dench was perfect as Lady Catherine. Both Mr. Darcy and Wickham were more handsome in my mind than they were in the film, though Darcy seemed to grow more attractive as the film went on.
Overall the film had something of the feel of A Room with a View, though I didn't think it was quite as successful in maintaining the grand romantic sweep of the narrative as the Merchant-Ivory production is. There were places where this film dragged a bit, but it was definitely worth watching.
There was a comment here (from Brona I think) which got deleted because I clicked the wrong thing and couldn't get back again. Sorry about that -- it was a totally unintentional deletion.ReplyDelete