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I am sitting here alone, in the midst of quarantine, because the rest of my family couldn't handle this movie any longer and fled. I have not left my house in five days, but death by coronavirus would be more merciful than continuing to watch this movie. Everyone in this movie is so unlikable, which is not Jane Austen's fault. The other versions were good. The only saving grace is Chummy from "Call the Midwife."
Sets, scenery and costumes are fantastic - the colors magical and so well done. I have seen all versions of Emma as well as read the book more times that I can count and this is by far my least favorite. Story and characters are not well developed and I would think that if you didn't know the story, it would be confusing. Very cartoonish and at times awkward and choppy. I feel the only real characters that viewers get to know and enjoy are Mr. Woodhouse & Mrs. Bates. The character Emma lives a privileged, meddlesome life but always tries to do good and be kind. This version shows her more as an annoyed, spoiled brat with no real intention of kindness or concern for happiness except her own. And what is with the nosebleed scene?!?
The only thing I could really appreciate were the decadent costumes, set design and location! Stunning in that regard. But I could not warm up to ANY of those characters, which is a HORRIBLE commentary. I am shocked how bad this was, having seen several other Emma adaptations. What a money making racket. They knew Emma would be a cash cow (with a huge Austen fan base). The 1996 movie is far more beautiful, sentimental, human, relatable. There is zero chemistry of any kind between the love interests, that alone is what qualifies this movie as a comedy. Seriously, watch Austenland instead. Don’t waste your money renting this for ANY price. Amazon reviews are reliable; we know that!
I was hesitant to see this in theaters due to COVID-19. So glad they made it available here. I have to say, of all the versions of EMMA that I've seen [and I think I've seen all of them...] this one shines. The acting is spot on, the costumes are incredible, the sets are a feast for the eyes. Prior to this my favorite version of EMMA was the 1995 version with Kate Beckinsale, but I have to say Anna Taylor-Joy captures the haughtiness and sensitivity of the character so much more. Finally: As a professional fashion historian I appreciate that SO many of the vignettes and scenes seemed to come directly from popular Georgian engravings... Such a treat!!!
A bit slow moving, particularly for the masses, and only appreciated, perhaps, if you know the history of the time period. However, idyllic scenery, beautiful costuming, and the delightful Bill Nighy, in a part that could have used beefing up.
Absolutely beautiful. There were a few iconic story parts that were left out or told in a different light, but none of this took away from the overall story. Autumn de Wilde did a marvelous job letting some of the minor characters have a voice. I cannot wait to watch a third and fourth time!