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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 pale pink gown with cerise ruffle along the neckline worn by a guest at the Crown Ball is the same gown worn by Victoria Hamilton (Mrs.Forster) to the Bennet's farewell dinner for the militia in Pride and Prejudice (1995), by a ball guest in Mansfield Park (1999), by an extra attending the play at the asylum in Quills (2000), by an extra at the London ball where Lady Caroline Lamb dances the waltz in Byron (2003), and by a guest at the London ball in Sense & Sensibility (2008). 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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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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