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Emma (1996)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emma Woodhouse
... Mr Woodhouse
... Mr Knightley
... Mrs Weston
... Mr Weston
... Mr Elton
... Harriet Smith
... Miss Bates
Sylvia Barter ... Mrs Bates
... John Knightley
Dido Miles ... Isabella Knightley
... Frank Churchill
... Jane Fairfax
... Mrs Elton
... Mr Perry
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Storyline

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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16 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Jane Austen's Emma  »

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The gold v-neckline gown with brown trim Samantha Bond (Mrs. Weston) wears when Emma sings with Frank at Randalls is the same costume worn by Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet) to the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and by a guest at the Easter Ball in Wives and Daughters (1999). 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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Father, Father, Build Me a Boat
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Traditional
Performed by Kate Beckinsale and Raymond Coulthard
[Emma and Frank sing at the Weston's]
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The best Emma yet
23 October 1999 | by 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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