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      Jane Austen's Emma

      TV-PG 1996 1 hr. 47 min. Drama Romance Comedy List
      89% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 73% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman (Kate Beckinsale) nearly misses her own chance at love. Read More Read Less

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      steve d Personally this is my favorite version and I have seen them all. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This version of Emma captures all the warmth an romance of the novel, but also has a very easy and realistic style without appearing pretentious. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review sanja s I mean, the acting is good, but I don't like the script, it didn't allow any development of the friendship between Emma and Harriet, it all seems so jumpy and rushed. I do like the final scene where Emma speaks to Harriet and Martin. The chemistry between the main couple isn't there for me. I think that if they recasted everyone to be another character in the film, it would have been much better and fitting to the film, the only fitting portrayal for me was Frank Churchil, Mrs Elton, Miss Bates (for me, one of the best portraxyals of this character) and Mr. Woodhouse. I would cast Samantha Morton as Emma, Olivia Williams as Harriet, Kate Beckingsdale as Jane, switch actors for Mr. Elton and Mr. Knightley, switch Mrs. Elton and Mrs. Weston, the rest can stay for the matter being :D. So, not a bad movie, but could have been soo much better. Still, it's Austen, so grateful for any adaptation. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An interpretation as charming as Ms. Woodhouse herself. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good adaptation, although not as true to the original as most. I found this Emma overly mean and there was a distinct lack of chemistry with Mr. Knightley. The costumes and sets are lovely. I really liked Samantha Morton as Harriet Smith. It is good and has many virtues, but I guess I just prefer it's 1996 Emma rival. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review richard f Love this movie! Kate Beckinsale is perfect as are most of the cast. She makes the movie though! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Megan Rosenfeld Washington Post [Kate] Beckinsale is well supported by the rest of the cast, especially Mark Strong as Knightley and Prunella Scales as the chattering spinster Emma unkindly insults. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune Perhaps it is a function of a television budget, but [Andrew] Davies and [Sue] Birtwistle, with director Diarmuid Lawrence, opt not for postcard lavishness but for simple clarity of presentation. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times Although [Kate] Beckinsale hasn't much romantic chemistry with [Mark] Strong at a point late in the story when she should have, she is irresistible. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Casey Cipriani Bustle If the Paltrow version is a bit too bubbly and modern for your sensibilities, you might find this one a bit more true to Austen's writing. Nov 17, 2020 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun 2 1/2 hours of that [Kate] Beckinsale smirk is just too, too much of a bad thing. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine Emma, as adapted by Andrew Davies, captures not just Austen's light charm but the pinpricks of her social criticism. Rated: A Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman (Kate Beckinsale) nearly misses her own chance at love.
      Diarmuid Lawrence
      Andrew Davies
      Production Co
      A&E Television Networks, Meridian Broadcasting, Chestermead
      Drama, Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 14, 2017