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Emma. (2020)

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In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.


Autumn de Wilde


Eleanor Catton (screenplay by), Jane Austen (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Emma Woodhouse
Angus Imrie ... Bartholomew
Letty Thomas ... Biddy
Gemma Whelan ... Miss Taylor / Mrs. Weston
Bill Nighy ... Mr. Woodhouse
Aidan White Aidan White ... Hartfield Butler
Edward Davis Edward Davis ... Charles
Chris White Chris White ... James, Hartfield Coachman
Rupert Graves ... Mr. Weston
Miranda Hart ... Miss Bates
Myra McFadyen ... Mrs. Bates
Esther Coles ... Mrs. Cox
Suzy Bloom ... Miss Gilbert
Suzanne Toase Suzanne Toase ... Mrs. Cole (as Suzie Toase)
Nicholas Burns Nicholas Burns ... Mr. Cole


Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Handsome, clever, and rich. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


All of the music performances in the film are real, played by the actors in character. None are staged. See more »


After the ball Mr Knightly is carrying his gloves while approaching Emma's carriage. He's still carrying them while running across the bridge. But as he continues running into the courtyard entrance of Emma's home and then stops, suddenly he's wearing the gloves, and then makes a point of removing them. See more »


Emma Woodhouse: We are both prejudiced. You against, I for him and we shall have no chance of agreeing until he is really here.
Mr. Knightley: Prejudiced? I'm not prejudiced!
Emma Woodhouse: Yes, but I am. Very much, and without at all being ashamed of it. My love for Mr. and Mrs. Weston gives me a decided prejudice in his favor.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title has a period at the end, meant to signify the movie as a "period piece" set in the original era. See more »


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'II. Andante con moto' from Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein and New York Philharmonic (as The New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sony Classical by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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As someone who read the book, I thought this was fantastic
29 February 2020 | by patrickullmerSee all my reviews

Yes, to prepare myself for this film I read the book. It was long, it was difficult to read- but it was delightful masterpiece which I grew to love at the end. This film felt unneeded when the first trailer dropped (How many film adaptions of this story are there? 7?) but I must say that in a world drowning in superhero sci-fi movies, prequels, sequels, and reboots- this was a breath of fresh air. The chemistry between the characters and the sublime and subtle direction paired with the intelligent dialogue and supreme Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma (her performance give Gwyenith Palrow a run for her money) are all testament that we need a film like this- not a physical action trhiller, but rather an intelligent comedy with great development.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,482, 23 February 2020

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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