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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.

Director:

Autumn de Wilde

Writers:

Eleanor Catton (screenplay by), Jane Austen (based on the novel by)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Handsome, clever, and rich. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bill Nighy & Josh O'Connor also collaborated in Hope Gap (2019). See more »

Goofs

The Sequence subtitled Winter begins with a carriage drawing up in front of a large tree in full leaf. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Knightley: With whom will you dance?
Emma Woodhouse: With you, if you will ask me. You have shown that you can dance, and we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it improper.
Mr. Knightley: No, indeed.
[takes Emma's hand]
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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 »

Connections

Version of Matinee Theatre: Emma (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony in F Sharp Minor, H.I No.45 - 'Farewell' - Adagio
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Beautiful to look at, but shallow
16 February 2020 | by KittyG26See all my reviews

It looks gorgeous - fashions, interiors, etc - and it has a good cast. But it lacks the depth, subtle observation and wit of Austen's superb novel. Some of the characters are more like caricatures (Mr Woodhouse and Mr Elton, in particular). This works well in Dickens but not for Austen. It is difficult, admittedly, within the space of a two-hour movie to show character development and to do justice to the subplots, consequently some aspects of the story seemed very rushed. Yet the director wastes valuable screen time showing people walking down corridors, strolling about in the grounds, etc. Also - huge problem here - Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn (both good actors) have a serious lack of on-screen chemistry. Disappointing! Can't hold a candle to the 1996 version starting Gwynneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam, in my view.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,482, 23 February 2020

Gross USA:

$10,055,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,940,946
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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