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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 gown with black polka dots worn by Olivia Williams (Jane Fairfax) is the same costume worn by Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet) in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Rosamund Stephen (Henrietta Musgrove) in Persuasion (2007), and Tanya Samuel in The Regency House Party (2004). 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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The best Emma yet
23 October 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

While I adore Jeremy Northam in the Winslow boy, Mark Strong is outstanding as Mr. Knightley in this much more human version of Emma. She is, as Jane Austen rightly stated, not our favourite character, and in the Gwyneth Paltrow version she is even more vain and manipulative. In this version, Kate B makes her very young and yet willing to learn. I liked it very much and hope the two main characters get picked up very quickly for more movies so that we in Canada can see them more often.


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