I watched Pride & Prejudice with the laptop literally sitting on my lap. (It's my work laptop, of course). I didn't mind watching a movie this way. You just adjust.
So, this was okay. I began to get very absorbed but for the longest time the acting felt stiff and strained. Also, the book is very funny, and I think I've seen movie adaptations that captured the humor. But in this version it didn't work for me. I got involved in the love story but the comedy of manners part fell flat. Maybe it's just too familiar a story.