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Pride & Prejudice (PG)

Elizabeth Bennet would never fall for the handsome and proud Mr. Darcy - or so she believes. A series of mistaken intentions leads to all kinds of trouble for Elizabeth and her four sisters. Filmed in Kent, England, director Joe Wright's interpretation of Jane Austen's most irresistible love story makes the Bennet family come to life in a realistic way that other versions haven't managed. Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley (r.) shines in her noble portrayal of Elizabeth but the standout cast also includes Brenda Blethyn as the exasperating Mrs. Bennet, and Judi Dench as the snooty Lady Catherine de Bourg. Extras: Wright reveals how anchored the story is in historical research, including details such as his decision to set the story in 1797 so the Bennet girls could avoid wearing dresses in the Empire style, which he finds less flattering. Grade: A
- Kate Moser

Walk the Line (PG-13)

This biopic about Nashville's First Couple, Johnny Cash and June Carter, is blessed with a perfect duet: The harmonic convergence of two very different voices; the sum greater than its parts. The chemistry between the gothic country icon (Joaquin Phoenix) and America's folk-singer sweetheart (Reese Witherspoon) is palpable - especially during concert scenes. Yet the film plays like a skipping record when it comes to understanding the inner workings of each character. Extras: Director James Mangold's amiable commentary track reveals that the actors spent four months learning how to sing. Grade: B
- Stephen Humphries

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