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Emma (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 August 1996 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ITL 109,430,000 (Italy) (28 March 1997)
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The teal blue goddess gown Juliet Stevenson (Mrs. Elton) wears to dinner at Hartfield is the same costume Pauline McLynn (Mademoiselle Clairwill) wears to see the play in Quills (2000). See more »

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Emma plays and sings the song "Silent Worship". Although it's based on an aria from George Frideric Handel's opera "Tolomeo", the version in the film was arranged by Arthur Somervell in 1928. See more »

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Emma: I do not admire Mr. Knightley as I have so long thought.
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Emma: I love him. So dearly, so greatly!
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Auretti's Dutch Skipper
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Fantastic adaptation of a beloved book
12 June 2004 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Jane Austen would definitely approve of this one!

Gwyneth Paltrow does an awesome job capturing the attitude of Emma. She is funny without being excessively silly, yet elegant. She puts on a very convincing British accent (not being British myself, maybe I'm not the best judge, but she fooled me...she was also excellent in "Sliding Doors"...I sometimes forget she's American ~!).

Also brilliant are Jeremy Northam and Sophie Thompson and Phyllida Law (Emma Thompson's sister and mother) as the Bates women. They nearly steal the show...and Ms. Law doesn't even have any lines!

Highly recommended.


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