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In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

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Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Cupid is armed and dangerous!

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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30 August 1996 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$240,649 (USA) (2 August 1996)

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ITL 109,430,000 (Italy) (28 March 1997)
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Douglas McGrath "fell in love" with the novel while he was an undergraduate at Princeton University. He believed the book would make a great film, but it was not until a decade later that he was given a chance to work on the idea. See more »

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(at around 18 mins) When Emma draws a portrait of miss Smith, Emma doesn't wear earrings. However after Mr Knightly joins, Emma is seen with her earrings on. See more »

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Emma: [worried that Mr. Knightley may be in love with Harriet Smith] Oh dear!
Mr. Knightley: What?
Emma: What? Oh...
[realizing her mistake]
Emma: Oh!
[uneasily]
Emma: Something about the deer we need for the... the... venison stew.
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Virgins Are Like the Fair Flower
from "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay (1728)
Composed by John Pepusch (uncredited)
Revised by Frederic Austin
Performed by Polly Walker and Ewan McGregor
©Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
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Great flick!
24 May 2004 | by (Moline, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have seen in years! I am not a Gwyneth Paltrow fan, but she is excellent as Emma Woodhouse. Alan Cumming is superb as Reverand Elton, and Emma Thompson's sister, Sophie, is hysterical as Miss Bates. And check out the gorgeous Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley; what a gentleman! Whoever said you need sex and violence in a movie to make it good has never seen Emma. I think that is what separates it from so many others--it's classy.

If you're looking for a film that you can watch with the whole family, or looking for a romance for yourself, look no further. Emma is that movie. With a beautiful setting, wonderful costumes, and an outstanding cast (have I mentioned the gorgeous Jeremy Northam?), Emma is a perfect ten!


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