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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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$22,201,883 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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Emma's wedding dress was made from silk crepe and embroidered with a small sprig pattern, while the sleeves and the train were made from embroidered net. Of the dress, Myers stated "The inspiration for Emma's wedding dress began with a small amount of exquisite vintage lace that became the overlay. I wanted a look that would work not only for the period but also one that would compliment Gwyneth Paltrow's youth, swan neck, and incredible beauty. I was also hoping to evoke happiness and the English countryside; the sun did shine on the day we shot the scene!" See more »

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Frank Churchill's hair changes length in the scenes when he says goodbye to Emma - shorter when he arrives and longer when he leaves. See more »

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[Harriet and Mr. Elton are talking as Emma tries to listen from behind a bush]
Rev. Elton: I love... I simply love...
Emma Woodhouse: [to herself] Could this be? The declaration?
Rev. Elton: celery root.
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Silent Worship
from "Ptolemy" (1728)
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G.F. Handel)
Words by Arthur Somervell
Performed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor
Arranged by Arthur Somervell
©J. Corwen & Sons 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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