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Emma.

A young woman despite the best intentions, heedlessly meddles in people’s romantic affairs as she tries to play matchmaker in Georgian England.
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Stella Rumble Profile picture for Stella Rumble

While it pains me to say this about any film graced with Bill Nighy, I personally felt this movie was a bit too much of a caricature to really connect with. A lot of the colors and sets were aesthetically appealing, but for me (and perhaps I am too much of an Austen fan), it did not feel genuine to the novel. I think that taking artistic liberties in adaptations can be really wonderful and interesting, but in this case, it felt just a little too much of a cartoon without a payoff.

Megan Rochlin Profile picture for Megan Rochlin

I was skeptical of this film. It's hard to justify yet another adaptation of Emma, when, as everyone knows, Clueless is the ultimate Emma adaptation. Can any film really hope to reach the comedic heights achieved with the famous, "You're just a virgin who can't drive" line? I'll admit - I liked this film more than I thought I would. The sets were gorgeous, it was funny, and there was good chemistry between the lead actors. The relatively unknown Anya Taylor-Joy was surprisingly delightful in the role of Emma, and I liked Johnny Flynn (of little loved British series Scrotal Recall) as well. I just don't think this film was good enough to justify it's making. Clueless was - and always will be - the ultimate Emma adaptation. This production, although lovely, is just another imitation with little new to say.

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