Just yesterday I watched the new "Pride and Prejudice" on the CD, the movie didn't live up to my expectations it was not all that good. The book gives sharp description of each character. Elizabeth is described as a beautiful intelligent girl but Kiera knightly looked more like Joe from little women than the character she was playing.
Secondly, the movie didn't at all cover the details of the novel which bring out the lucidity of the subject. The dialogues and behavior didn't resemble the Victorian era at all. However, Fitzwilliam Darcy was well played by the actor. Although he seemed not too perfect; but he perfected his looks through his acting skills. The movie should have been made by paying more attention to the book. Another thing to be noted is there was a modification done in the character of reverend Collins. He is described as tall man with glasses and not a short silly looking person.
But the performance delivered by everyone holds you interest in the movie. I think if it would have got a little bit of attention the movie would have been spectacular. I personally feel Anne Hathway would have played the Elizabeth better and Hugh Jackman would have been ideal for the character of Darcy.