Emma. (2020)


“I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.” – Emma Woodhouse

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A young socialite tries to help her peers find romance while always neglecting herself.

My Take on it – Intriguing adaptation of this popular novel that is good yet still doesn’t add anything new to what we already know about the story.

The cast is filled with some very talented actors and actresses and that puts a more modern spin on the story, but other than that, they aren’t able to find any new groundbreaking territory with the way that they adapt things here.

The film was nominated for 2 technical Oscars this year for Costumes and for Makeup and Hairstyle.

The story plays out at a nice pace and they do find ways to add a bit to the tension between the characters by the way that it is presented, but overall, something still is missing that would have made this even more interesting or unique than the other adaptations or versions of this story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Neither Emma nor Mr. Knightley are wearing gloves during their dance together while all the other characters dancing are gloved. Director Autumn de Wilde has said that she wanted them to have bare hands. She cleared it with the film’s etiquette expert and was allowed to do that because the characters had just eaten dinner where they would have removed their gloves. It added to the sexual tension between Emma and Mr. Knightley during that last dance. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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