Emma is an enjoyable film based on the Jane Austen classic novel of the same name. Miss Woodhouse fills her days by keeping her father in good company and matchmaking her friends.
You might wonder if they needed to remake Jane Austen’s Emma after the 1996 version staring Gyntha Paltrow. But this is a delightful version and the appearance of Miranda Hart results in a number of humorous moments. It’s a satire that only the British can pull off.
There are magnificent English estates, garden parties, dancing and a glorious haberdashery shop. The 19th Century costumes range from drab and ugly to beautiful with dreamy ribbon and lace depending on the wearer’s social status.
The characters will grow on you, despite their misgivings and weaknesses. If you miss this one in the cinemas, do see it on streaming.
Emma is released in Australian cinemas on Thursday 13 February 2020.
Directed by Autumn de Wilde
Written by Eleanor Catton
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson, Tanya Reynolds, Connor Swindells
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. 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.