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Emma (1996)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 February 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 beaded necklace Kate Beckinsale (Emma) wears during the scene in which Emma sings with Frank at Randalls is the same necklace Geraldine Somerville (Lady Emily) wears in Aristocrats (1999). Somerville wears it during the scene when Lady Emily reads a letter from her son, who is at Eton. See more »

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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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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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The best version I've ever seen
11 May 2002 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

How anyone can prefer the Gwyneth Paltrow version over this one beats me. Kate Beckinsale is absolutely charming and doesn't have Paltrow's nasal whine, Mark Strong is possibly not quite as handsome as Jeremy Northam but he is so endearing! (And who was that who said he looked 50? as far as I know, he was actually too young at the time to play Mr Knightley.)Harriet, too, is more convincing -- Toni Colette is far too statuesque. It's much closer to the book than the other version, and elegant as the Paltrow film is (hmm, isn't that what Emma called Jane Fairfax if she was pressed?), it is also rather cold and distant, whereas this version is warm and gentle. My only quibble with this version is the altogether too friendly ending; I doubt whether in Jane Austen's class-conscious world Harriet and her Mr Martin would ever have danced with the two "upper-class" couples. Nevertheless, whenever I'm in the mood for Emma, this is the one I grab!


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