While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

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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 yellow embroidered gown Lucy Robinson (Mrs. Elton) wears at Hartfield is the same costume worn by worn by Priscilla Morgan (Mrs.Bennet) in Pride and Prejudice (1980), and by Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) to dinner at Hartfield in Emma (1996). 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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Version of Clueless (1995) See more »

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From John Playford's 'Dancing Master, Vol. 3, 2nd Ed.' (1710)
[fourth dance at the Crown Inn Ball when Emma dances with Mr. Knightley]
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Brilliant! Way better than the Gwenneth Paltrow version
22 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It has taken me a while to watch this version as unfortunately I don't seem to be able to rent it in the video store, only the other version but I fell in love with it. I was always borderline with the other Emma. Gwenneth and Toni Collette, as they are not British naturally have to put on the accent, and well to me it doesn't seem natural. It seems put on. Sorry but don't think Toni and Gwenneth did a brilliant job there. I could not warm to any of the characters, but this version is more heart warming and more the type of person I imagined Emma to be. It is definitely the version I will come back to from now on. I was disappointed that Mr Knightley was not better looking, but he is convincing. I also like Jane Fairfax better (played by Olivia Williams). I never warmed to her in the movie version, but she is better portrayed in this version. Come to think of it, (besides Mr Knightley) all characters are better played, and a lot less over the top. Unfortunately both came out around same time and the Paltrow version got more publicity. Pity...... I also love the new scene at the end. Well done to Kate Beckingsale! Therefore, if you are a Jane Austen fan, don't forget to watch this one.


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