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    Why Is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ The Ultimate Comfort Classic For Women?

    In a world full of swiping right and left, sometimes you need a cinematic escape that transcends time, bringing you Regency-era romance with a side of sass. Now ‘Pride and Prejudice’(2005) is the ultimate comfort classic for modern women. This isn’t just a movie, it’s their go-to, the Netflix & swoon, the cinematic hug that says, “Forget your worries, we’re diving into a world of corsets, dances, and Mr. Darcy’s brooding looks.” 

    So, why is this adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece the ultimate comfort watch? Even in the era of ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Downtown Abbey’, we find our girly hearts going back to the field where Mr. Darcy’s icy heart melted away. Let’s break down the elements that make this movie the ultimate coquette cult classic.

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    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in 'Pride and Prejudice' (Image: Prime Video)
    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Image: Prime Video)

    It’s a Friday night, and there are a lot of things a girl could be doing but there are only a few that guarantee a good time. Nope, that’s not swiping left and right on a dating app that is programmed to keep you on it till eternity, try scrolling.

    Yes, scrolling down the Netflix is what will lead you to this gem of a period dramedy ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005). This Joe Wright adaptation of Jane Austen’s famed novel offers a rom-com renaissance that puts Bridgerton to shame. 

    Who needs modern dating gone wrong when you can revel in Regency-era romance every weekend? This movie is a visual comfort food that goes perfectly with your ice cream tub and a cozy blanket. Nothing beats the unfiltered charm of Elizabeth Bennet that bewitched Mr. Darcy’s body and soul.

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    Elizabeth Bennet: Every Girl’s Spirit Animal

    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in 'Pride and Prejudice' (Image: Prime Video)
    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Image: Prime Video)

    In a world of Insta-perfection and that must-have Rhode lipgloss, meet Elizabeth Bennet—a heroine who doesn’t need to be polished to shine. A little backhanded compliment will do just fine to blaze her up.

    Keira Knightley’s portrayal of this kickass character gives us the unfiltered wit we crave in a society obsessed with curated images. Lizzie isn’t just a character, she’s your spirit animal, the friend who’d throw shade at societal norms while rocking the dance floor in the prettiest frock. 

    The ‘Pride and Prejudice’ girlies believe Lizzie to be the OG dance floor diva and those who disagree can argue with the wall. Give us a 19th-century country girl navigating a world of social chaos with sass and authenticity and we’re stanning. 

    Mr. Darcy: The Original Netflix Crush

    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in 'Pride and Prejudice' (Image: Prime Video)
    Kiara Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Image: Prime Video)

    Move over, Noah Centineo, Mr Darcy was the original heartthrob who penned swoon-worthy letters before it was even cool to do so. Matthew Macfadyen‘s portrayal of this cookie character (Soft on the inside) brings the brooding gentleman trope to life, setting the bar high for every man who can’t even text back.

    From the infamous hand flex to the sunrise confession, there are about 2 hours and 9 minutes of swoon-worthy moments that a girl can only dream about. 

    This isn’t just about watching a movie, it’s about manifesting a lover like Mr Darcy. Who is mean to you because he finds you too pretty and who confesses his undying love to you with words like, “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.”

    As the sun rises in the sky and every flicker of doubt flips away.  So here’s your reason number three why ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the ultimate quintessential comfort classic. Because Mr Darcy raised an entire generation of hopeless romantic period drama-obsessed girls and continues to do so. 

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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