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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


Love knows best. 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?


Amber Anderson and Chloe Pirrie appeared in the Black Mirror episode The Waldo Moment (2013) 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: Mr. Churchhill will soon return to Yorkshire. We must make the most of every opportunity until he does.
Mr. Knightley: We must.
Emma Woodhouse: He's in Highbury only two weeks.
Mr. Knightley: And yet he spent a whole day going to London just to get his hair cut. Sixteen miles, twice over. He's a trifling, silly fop.
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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 »


'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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Confused by the bad reviews...
28 May 2020 | by duffgiflSee all my reviews

Recently got a chance to watch this. I like the film with Gwyneth Paltrow, and absolutely love the BBC miniseries, so I was cautious watching this, especially with the several bad reviews. I don't know if it was because I went in with low expectations, but I was delighted by this movie! Admittedly if you don't know the story, it can move fast, but to be fair, the book is long and tedious, with a lot to fit in two hours, which is one of my problems with the 2008 movie. The visuals and fashions of this movie are beautiful, and Emma's character did show improvement unlike some of the comments I saw. This one definitely captured Jane Austen's humor, and you can be guaranteed to laugh a few times. The BBC mini-series is still my top rated, but the 2020 "Emma." is, in my opinion, a notch above the 2008 "Emma", but would definitely recommend all adaptations, especially the book.

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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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