The story-telling is good with flashbacks.The film is both funny and heartbreaking. You smile in a scene and get a soulcrushing revelation in the next.
Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies
It's a good bad... and worth a popcorn matinée. While it's easy to lament what could have been...
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
Come on people... this is Hallmark... not Masterpiece Theater. It is what it is and although based on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, there should be NO comparison to the book or BBC series whatsoever. This is by far one of my more favorite Hallmark movies and I loved it. As with all Hallmark movies, the romance is a bit weak at best (need more kissing & groping - how could one keep their hands of Ryan Paevy). I hope they step it up a bit in the sequel, Marrying Mr Darcy, which will air on Hallmark Channel in June 2018. The lead character, Ryan Paevy (Donovan Darcy), is dishy and very easy on the eyes. If Hallmark did anything right with this show it is in casting a gorgeous hunk to play Mr Darcy. He is exactly who I picture now when I read Pride & Prejudice. Well done!
Movie is cute, but, having shown dogs is the real world, the dog show scenes are very poorly written. NEVER would a handle and judge have the conversations in the ring as written in this movie.
Having read some of the reviews I felt that as a person that enjoys the simple things in life, I could add a comment or two. Perhaps I am not familiar with all of the literature re Pride and Prejudice, but I loved the movie and have watched it so many times I cannot give an accurate count. Of course Ryan Paevey is a humble and interesting person ... I would love to share his thoughts as in real life he loves the natural beauty of the earth, photography, and my hope is that he meets and marries a young lady like Cindy Busby. Cindy came across as a principled person who was did not run after "Donovan" but waited for him to see her inner beauty. I would love to have the opportunity to visit with Ryan and Cindy to form a true to life opinion. I feel that the parts they played in Unleashing Mr. Darcy gave an insight into who they are and the kind of people they are in real life. Ryan obviously loves children and puppies ... Cindy was very comfortable with her role as a sister and her love for animals was obvious. I am eager to purchase the disc for my TV.
Daniel James Tyler
This was an entertaining film. We especially liked Ryan Paevey (currently starring in North American Serial "General Hospital") for his role as Donovan Darcy. We can understand why the the character of Elizabeth Scott is not very "friendly" with people of great wealth as she has been fired by those that control the private school she taught at (Weston High School)..But it is obvious she has interest in Donovan Darcy, but not his mannerisms..and his great wealth.We especially gave this film a high rating, because, even though this world is not anything close to the sugar and spice we would like to be, at least we can entertain ourselves with never hearing profanities, obscenities, and other degrading words that are not needed to send a message of love, or dislike..(but then, of course, this IS a HALLMARK FILM)...