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About the Movie
This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Iron Man) shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is…she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives. You'll enjoy all the coming confusion...until Emma herself falls in love, finally freeing everyone from her outrageously misguided attempts at matchmaking.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 48
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Gwyneth Paltrow makes a resplendent Emma, gliding through the film with an elegance and patrician wit that bring the young Katharine Hepburn to mind.
Fresh: This is a better-looking movie than Sense and Sensibility and one as rich in characters.
Fresh: It's not difficult to enjoy the genteel amusements Emma provides even while wishing its virtues were less wholly on the surface.
Rotten: When the going gets tougher the film doesn't have many answers, and the odd unsettling surge of over-emphasis betrays an eye on the American market.
I've seen this over 30 times. GREAT MOVIE!
Superb film, great cast and acting, brilliant score (Rachel Portman), based on the book by one of the most gifted writers ever, Jane Austen.
Gwyneth Paltrow is fabulous
I've been waiting forever for this film to be available. I wish you could add pre-order movies to your wish list. Here are some other films I'd like to purchase on I-Tunes: Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen), Match Point (Woody Allen), Wide Sargasso Sea, The Horseman on the Roof (Juliette Binoche), The Chambermaid on the Titanic (Olivier Martinez), Celestial Clockwork (Fina Torres), Ruby in Paradise (Ashley Judd), Iron Jawed Angels (Hilary Swank), Moll Flanders (Robin Wright), My Neighbor Totoro, Little Voice, Untamed Heart (Marisa Tomei), Tea with Mussolini (Cher), Ladies in Lavender (Judy Dench), The Whole Wide World (Renee Zellweger), Queen Margot, Shanghai Express (Marlene Deitrich), The Uninvited (1944), City Lights (Charlie Chaplin), You Were Never Lovelier (Rita Hayworth), Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (Halle Berry), Norma Jean & Marilyn (Ashley Judd), Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Artemisia, The Pillow Book, Ponette, Paris Blues (Paul Newman), Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen), If These Walls Could Talk, If These Walls Could Talk 2, I Could Never Be Your Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), The Last Days of Disco (Kate Beckinsale), The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee), and Different for Girls. :)
Gwyneth Paltrow is perfect!
I loved the book and I loved this movie! The movie is so true to the book, I could hardly tell any difference! It's cleverly done and as funny as Jane Austen's novel. And of course, Gwyneth Paltrow is perfect as Emma. She completely captured her and I loved watching her. The other actors were great too. I could watch this movie over and over!