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Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town, In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.


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Aug 06, 2020

So disappointed!
Absolutely horrible, but I had to watch the entire movie just to make sure. I won't go on as the previous review said it all.
What's with the "Handmaid's Tale" girls marching around the set?

Aug 04, 2020

To quote Mr. Knightley: "It was badly done, indeed!" The portrayal of the side characters was decent (Miranda Hart as Miss Bates and Josh O'Connor as Mr. Elton were especially good). However, the leads were horribly miscast. This Mr. Knightley was not convincing as someone who was self-aware enough to point out Emma's failings. This Emma had all the wit, charm, and likability of a postage stamp, and it wasn't believable that she transformed into a better person / friend / love interest in the end. Additionally, although not the actress' fault, her hair styling was very distracting and certainly didn't help endear her to me (interestingly, the other actors / actresses didn't have this grooming problem). To its credit, the movie was beautifully shot. However, it was all flash and no substance. I love Jane Austen, but this version of Emma won't be on my 're-watch' list.

minerva Aug 03, 2020

Have to agree with all the previous comments re: editing of the (very long) original and downplaying some characters...BUT this feels to me like it has captured Austen's subtle wit and I never disliked this Emma (as I have with other versions). There is a lot of non-verbal storytelling going on here - the visuals will often advance the plot more than the dialogue. Congrats as well to a movie directed, designed, cast and dressed by women (maybe this is why I feel Austen's spirit throughout...) Also a must for historical dress fanatics - most of Emma's wardrobe is based on extant pieces - so gorgeous!

Jul 28, 2020

boring....only watched like 20mins

Jul 27, 2020

Takes even more liberties with the characters and plot than the Paltrow version, but retains the comic aspects, albeit in a rather broad and slapstick style.

Jul 27, 2020

I was VERY pleased with this version of Emma. Lots of laughs throughout. Several of my favorite British actors. Gorgeous scenery, home interiors, and dresses/hats. Love the era. I, too, chalk this one up as one of my favorites!!!

Jul 19, 2020

Emma has been done so many times yet this adaptation still feels fresh - superb settings and a true feel for the period - one bizarre nosebleed addition (can't see the point) and the Jane Fairfax story was a bit diminished (be sure to watch the cut scenes for a few that should have been left in) but overall one of the best deliveries to date.

Jul 17, 2020

Total delight! Yes, there may be a few arched eyebrows from Austen purists about the interpretation and a few liberties taken, but overall, a worth addition to the JA movie adaptation roster. Some well-known British actors as well as some new faces and they are all terrific. Special shout-out to the set and costume designers. But mostly, this movie is tribute once again to the genius of Jane Austen who never seems to lose relevance or appeal.

JCLKarynH Jun 19, 2020

I'm a big Jane Austen fan so I've seen all the adaptations of movies/series made from her novels. This 2020 version of Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde, is one of my favorites. This movie is beautiful to behold. Christopher Blauvelt's cinematography really shows off the English countryside. Alexandra Bryne should be nominated during the awards season for her pastel-colored and lavish costumes. I love how it addresses the dismissive attitude of the upper classes towards the lower classes, especially the long-suffering and exasperated servants. Anna Taylor-Joy stars as the rich, entitled, snobbish but well-meaning Emma Woodhouse. Anna's version of Emma starts out as really annoying, but she grows on you as her character deepens. Miranda Hart is the best Miss Bates I've seen. You wouldn't want to be stuck with Miss Bates at a party, but her buffoonery is lovable and funny. Josh O'Connor is extremely entertaining as Mr. Elton, the ecclesiastical peacock with a cheesy grin. Mia Goth really embodied Harriet Smith's youthful naivety and eagerness to please, especially Miss Woodhouse. There are some scene interpretations that made me raise my eyebrows, like a bloody nose in the middle of a love declaration. I also felt like the Jane Fairfax side story wasn't properly explored, but all in all, I enjoyed this movie and it's a lovely respite from the horribleness in the world right now.

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