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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Jane Austen would be Proud!!!

I always have to give praise and admiration to film and production crews who take the time to adapt and film a classic novel the way it was meant to be told! I cannot count how many times I have been frustrated to see film-makers try to cram classic novels into movies l...
I always have to give praise and admiration to film and production crews who take the time to adapt and film a classic novel the way it was meant to be told! I cannot count how many times I have been frustrated to see film-makers try to cram classic novels into movies lasting under two hours! I don't think it is possible to do such a thing while still staying true to the novel. That is why I LOVE this version so much. I read the novel just before watching the movie and I could actually hear the words from the page coming out the actors' mouths. Incredible! It's so refreshing to see such a thoughtful representation of a classic novel come to life with such endearing performances from the actors themselves. Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon were exceptional in their respectable roles! The scenery, homes, costumes and music also played a wonderful part in making this adaptation one of the best I have seen! Along with the 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice it is an absolute must for Austen enthusiasts to watch! If you've ever wanted to see one of Jane Austen's most beloved novels come to life on the screen then you must watch this version!!!!!!!!!

posted by MelB11 on December 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Although the 1996 version is good, so is this one.

I'm pretty sure everyone knows the character of Emma Woodhouse and how she helps her friend Harriet Smith that leads to quite a misunderstanding. Romola Garai did a pretty good job as the title character, especially Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly. Of course same goes ...
I'm pretty sure everyone knows the character of Emma Woodhouse and how she helps her friend Harriet Smith that leads to quite a misunderstanding. Romola Garai did a pretty good job as the title character, especially Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly. Of course same goes to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in the 1996 version. Did anyone else find it funny how the actors that played Mr. Knightly and Mr. Elton both played Edmund Betram in different versions of Mansfield Park? Anyway recommend this and the 1996 version. As always read the book then see the films or vice versa.

posted by SleepDreamWrite on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Enchanting

    This new version of the Jane Austen classic was produced by BBC, and therefore is far more accurate to the original text. The cast is superb. Every character jumps of the screen as real as life. The scenery beautiful, the screenplay well paced, the acting exceptional, all make this a modern classic beloved by any fan of Jane or Emma.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Strong Effort

    The BBC's most recent Austen offering is a strong effort whose charm rests on the titular character, Emma Woodhouse. Thankfully Romola Garai, who plays Emma, is easy to fall in love with. A mix of naiveté, playfulness, and vulnerability makes this Emma a magnetic figure that the characters revolve about; all except for Mr. Knightley whose cajoling and kind instruction make her a better person. My main nitpick is that Jonny Lee Miller (Mr. Knightley)seems to be a bit young (he's supposed to be fifteen years Emma's elder, but looks closer to five) to play the character but this is easily overlooked. Two standout characters are Harriet and Mr. Woodhouse; Harriet's sweet stupidity and Mr. Woodhouse's stuffiness survive the transition from page to video well, encouraging giggles and wry smiles. Thoroughly enthralling this series had me clutching my armrest in anticipation of the enventual admittance of love between the heroine and hero, and even though I've already read the book many times I still felt that thrill of satisfaction when all ended as all best comedies do, with a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome addition

    This version of Jane Austen's Emma was very well done. It was alot more enjoyable than the 1970's BBC installment of 6 or so episodes, and also better than the version with Gweneth Paltrow.

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