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PG| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, pretty socialite Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest "project" is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant, while Emma herself receives the attentions of the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). However, Emma's attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions and may ultimately jeopardize her own chance at love and happiness.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow , Jeremy Northam , Toni Collette , Greta Scacchi , Alan Cumming , Juliet Stevenson , Ewan McGregor , Polly Walker

Director: Douglas McGrath

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Emma (1996)

Release Date: August 2nd, 1996|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    McGrath's script is faithful: fierce when it needs to be and devilishly funny. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The subtle ironies of Austen's novel are rendered obvious, and the book's social satire gives way here to more straightforward romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Emma is the peak of the recent Austen pack and a star-maker, too -- an antidote to a summer in which even good movies have subordinated writing and characters to special effects. [02 Aug 1996, Pg.01.D] show more

  • March 22, 2010 Joan de la foret
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    Light and delightful, Gwyneth captures the essence of Emma. Jeremy is the perfect Mr. Nightley.

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