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Movie: Emma (1996)

What would you do if your old family friend is deeply love with you, and he’s ready to settle down with you? Emma is one of my favourite movies of all the time because it’s based on my favourite author Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma. In fact, I always loved the balance in the characters of the protagonist for being a beautiful, high-spirited, intelligent but also resembled a spoiled young woman who had a strong sense of class status. What could you expect to get from a young woman who has just reached her 20th birthday? Tons of things to learn, my dear.

What They Say

In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

"EMMA" STARRING GWYNETH PALTROW AS EMMA WOODHOUSE WITH TONI COLLETTE.
“EMMA” STARRING GWYNETH PALTROW AS EMMA WOODHOUSE WITH TONI COLLETTE.

What I Say

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Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) had been the mistress of the house ever since her older sister got married, and her mother died when she was very young. She was just a naïve young woman who self proclaimed herself as a romantic matchmaker in her small community in early 19th century England; she only got herself tangling up with matchmaking the wrong people especially for her dear friend, Harriet Smith (Toni Collette).

The movie also shown how Emma was portrayed as compassionate to the poor as well as being patience towards his valetudinarian father. Emma made some serious mistakes due to her clueless, ‘always right’ attitude, and she even vowed that she would never get married as she was happy to do the matchmakings. She had a crush on Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor) but it was just an infatuation especially after she learnt that Frank had got himself engaged with Jane Fairfax (Polly Walker). In the end, she realised that she had fallen in love to her old friend, John Knightley (Jeremy Northam). They got married eventually.

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I actually love the plot even though the story has been made short with some omissions. Anyway, it was still a good movie to watch especially when you’re a fan of Jane Austen. I actually admire Jeremy Northam’s look in this movie, and he was more handsome than Ewan McGregor. LOL! This is indeed a great movie to watch when you need something to ease your mind.

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