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Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften... Written by David Stanko

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The white wedding gown worn by Samantha Morton (Harriet Smith) during Emma's fantasy sequence of Harriet marrying Mr. Elton is the same costume worn by Emilia Fox (Clara Copperfield) in David Copperfield (1999), and by Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) in Byron (2003). See more »

Goofs

The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more »

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Mr. Knightley: [Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London] To get his hair cut?
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Over the Hills and Far Away
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(From "The Beggar's Opera")
Traditional
Lyrics by John Gay
Performed by Olivia Williams (dubbed by Mary Carewe) and Raymond Coulthard
[Jane and Frank sing at the Weston's]
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the best Emma
1 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a better adaptation of the book than the one with Paltrow (although I liked that one, too). It isn't so much that Beckinsale is better -- they are both very good -- but that the screenplay is better. Davies is a master at adapting Austen for filming, and the production values here are very good. It's not quite as glossy as the Hollywood treatment, but it's close, and I thought that the locations and the costumes actually worked better.


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