Jane Austen's 'Emma' (1996)

Jane Austen's 'Emma' (1996)

Jane Austen's 'Emma'





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Emma Wodehouse, a precocious young woman living the aristocratic lifestyle in a British village circa 1850, is notorious for her obstinate opinions, social charm, and general agreeableness. Emma's well-meaning attempts to control every facet of her social circle begin to cause as much heartache as joy, especially when it involves matters of her own heart.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Comedy
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Written By: Andrew Davies
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On DVD: Nov 2, 1999
A&E Television Networks

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as Emma Woodhouse

as Mr. Knightley

as Mr. Woodhouse

as Harriet Smith

as Mrs. Weston

as Mr. Weston

as Mr. Elton

as Miss Bates

as Miss Jane Fairfax

as Frank Churchill

as Mrs. Elton

as Mr. Knightley
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A mere patch on the Gwyneth Paltrow version of the story, where that take on the story got everything right this one gets it all pretty much wrong. This Emma is more of a blank slate and churlish, none of the other characters are as vivid either although Mark Strong is an interesting Mr. Knightly but not enough to make up for the other shortcomings. Regrettably flat.

jay nixon

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This one is the Kate Beckinsale version which was released the same year in the one Paltrow starred in. I must say that this is a much better version of the story though clearly with a lower-budget. The other version has a more modern-ish look to it that would've made this one the perfect adaptation of the novel.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I chose to watch this version first because for some reason I'm not drawn to watch Gwenyth Paltrow's Emma. Kate's portrayal was good. She seemed to play the immaturity card very well and her character was quite annoying at times but mostly I wanted to see Mark Strong's performance and I believe he delivered nicely. The supporting cast was a good fit also.

sloopy chicken lips (aka Cynthia)

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