Bride and Prejudice Reviews

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December 26, 2017
There is a good film here struggling to emerge, but I would have preferred either an all-Indian Austen adaptation, or a Bollywood musical that tried to incorporate the Hindu diaspora.
August 19, 2005
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.
February 25, 2005
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.
February 25, 2005
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?
February 25, 2005
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.
February 25, 2005
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.
February 25, 2005
What is silly about Bride is also what makes it special. That and its leading lady, the luminous Aishwarya Rai.
February 24, 2005
For those who love this kind of stuff, it's pure popcorn pleasure.
February 18, 2005
The lyrics for the musical numbers are delightfully clever, the dancing has an energetic, let's-put-on-a-show quality, and the movie is as gorgeous to look at as its cast.
February 11, 2005
A big, sprawling, sweet-natured mishmash with plots upon subplots and enough characters to make the head spin.
February 11, 2005
This feels more like a mixed-up Bollywood sitcom.
February 11, 2005
Watch it as a movie musical and you may be disappointed; watch it as an experiment in genres and be intrigued; watch it for the birth of an international star and be dazzled.
February 11, 2005
Bollywood films often match musical spectacle with heightened drama, but Bride & Prejudice lacks even mild drama, and its absence becomes glaring once the music stops.
February 11, 2005
Bride and Prejudice is bright, colorful, and exhilarating, and brings new dimensions to a story that has been told so many times that it's astounding to recognize that someone has found a fresh perspective.
February 11, 2005
Though nobody will mistake it for the real thing, Bride & Prejudice is the best attempt at adapting Bollywood style to Western tastes since Moulin Rouge.
February 11, 2005
A colorful cavort in songs and saris, Bride & Prejudice has infectious high spirits, though its showmanship upstages plot and characters.
February 11, 2005
It's joyous, and the colorful cacophony of phoniness becomes it.
February 11, 2005
It's part sitcom, part musical comedy and all extremely silly.
February 11, 2005
Bride & Prejudice is a fun family movie, with eye candy for everyone in the audience.
February 11, 2005
A free-spirited adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
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