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Based on the novel by Jane Austen who in the '90s seemed to be in the running alongside William Shakespeare and Stephen King for the honors of most adapted author in Hollywood, this period romantic comedy stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse, a young woman who imagines herself an authority on matters of the heart. With the best of intentions, Emma plays matchmaker for her friends, most notably her friend Harriet Toni Collette, who Emma links up with the Reverend Elton Alan Cumming, and her governess, Greta ...
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Based on the novel by Jane Austen who in the '90s seemed to be in the running alongside William Shakespeare and Stephen King for the honors of most adapted author in Hollywood, this period romantic comedy stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse, a young woman who imagines herself an authority on matters of the heart. With the best of intentions, Emma plays matchmaker for her friends, most notably her friend Harriet Toni Collette, who Emma links up with the Reverend Elton Alan Cumming, and her governess, Greta Scacchi, who she introduces to her future husband, Mr. Weston James Cosmo. However, Emma is not nearly as good at playing Cupid as she likes to imagine, and she spends so much time trying to solve everyone else's romantic problems that it takes her quite some time to realize that she's fallen in love with Mr. Knightly Jeremy Northam. A television miniseries based on Austen's book appeared a year later, while a year prior to Emma, the story appeared in modernized form in the popular teen comedy Clueless.
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Special Features

Dolby surround; Theatrical trailer; Chapter search
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mike Cummings
In this 1996 adaptation of a Jane Austen novel of the same name, American actress Gwyneth Paltrow is ever so English, because she has nailed not only the upper-class British accent but also the upper-class British bearing and demeanor. As Emma Woodhouse, she thinks she is all-wise about everyone's romantic longings and plays puppeteer to manipulate eligible men and women into marriageable position. Ironically, the person she knows least about -- and the person with the most interesting matrimonial possibilities -- is herself. The audience suspects that Emma and the handsome George Knightley (Jeremy Northam) will eventually pair up, but then again there is always the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). Meanwhile, director and scriptwriter Douglas McGrath centers the action on other romantic intrigues, as well as gentle satire and drawing-room wit and repartee. Toni Collette shines as the naive and gullible Harriet Smith, the focus of matchmaking gone wrong, and Juliet Stevenson becomes vanity personified as Mrs. Elton.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/1999
  • UPC: 717951000972
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gwyneth Paltrow Emma Woodhouse
Jeremy Northam Mr. Knightly
Toni Collette Harriet Smith
Greta Scacchi Mrs. Weston
Alan Cumming Rev. Elton
Juliet Stevenson Mrs. Elton
Kathleen Byron Mrs. Goddard
James Cosmo Mr. Weston
Angela Down Mrs. Martin
John Franklyn-Robbins Mr. Cole
Denys Hawthorne Mr. Woodhouse
Phyllida Law Mrs. Bates
Ewan McGregor Frank Churchill
Sophie Thompson Miss Bates
Polly Walker Jane Fairfax
Karen Westwood Isabella
Paul Williamson Footman
Technical Credits
Douglas McGrath Director, Screenwriter
Patrick Cassavetti Producer
Steven Haft Producer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Rachel Portman Score Composer, Songwriter
Lesley Walker Editor
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Mary Selway Casting
Donna Grey Associate Producer
Michael Howells Production Designer
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Sam Riley Art Director
Donna Gigliotti Executive Producer
Donna Gray Associate Producer
Joshua Meath-Baker Art Director
Davina Nicholson Asst. Director
Sarah Trevis Casting
Totty Whately Set Decoration/Design
Ian Wilson Cinematographer
Jane Austen Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:17]
2. Opening Credits [4:49]
3. A Handsome Friend [2:45]
4. Mr. Elton's Heart [1:41]
5. Miss Smith [3:01]
6. A Revealing Chat [5:06]
7. Posing For The Portrait [4:28]
8. Wrong Target [5:12]
9. Riddle Interruption [8:39]
10. Christmas Eve Party [6:27]
11. Confession To A Friend [1:50]
12. Sad News For Harriet [2:30]
13. The Bates Sisters [3:55]
14. Awkward Moment [5:33]
15. The Coles' Party [1:48]
16. Love Misunderstanding [3:51]
17. Looking Out For Jane [15:37]
18. The Ball [10:19]
19. Picnic Impertinence [8:26]
20. Missing The Target [6:37]
21. Dispelling Thoughts [1:56]
22. Knightley Returns [4:31]
23. Declaration Of Love [5:39]
24. A Final Match [1:43]
25. The Wedding [:50]
26. End Credits [3:07]
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Side #1 --
   Captions
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      Theatrical Trailer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Perfect!!

    I love this movie! It may not be the perfect portrayal of the book Emma, but they capture the allure of Jane Austens book so perfectly. All of the characters did a superb job. Gwyneth Paltrow was the perfect Emma, and who could not fall in love with Northam playing Mr. Knightly? I highly recommend this movie to everyone who likes Jane Austen.

    Most people like the Kate Beckinsale Emma a lot more than this one. I don't understand why, because that Emma wasn't very good. I did like Kate as Emma, but I like Gwyneth as Emma so much better.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Could Have Been Better.

    I don't know what's with all the 5 stars. It's not a bad movie - I enjoyed and have watched it a few times. It's good. It's not great. And it's not the best version of Emma. If you haven't read the book - and I have - then you might find a few reactions or situations confusing. This movie doesn't explain it all that well. I really like Northam - he did a brilliant interpretation of Knightley. However, Paltrow seems like she didn't really understand the character of Emma - sometimes she did good, but other times it was just a disappointment. A movie should be good without having to base your understanding on what you read from the book - it should be self-explanatory. This one was not. My parents didn't read the book, and they enjoyed Kate Beckinsale's version much better. I recommend that one instead.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    This is my favorite movie! I watch it over and over again! Its great and not so long that it takes for ever to watch!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mischieviously funny!!!

    I love this movie! It's a perfect fairytale. Gwyneth paltrow is by far my favorite actress in this movie,that's not forgetting the very handsome Mr.Knightley (Jeremy Northam)!!!!!!! This movie is a must buy and will steel your heart away!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Excellent movie

    i don't understand complaints about this movie. It seemed to follow the book as much as a movie ever does and Gwyneth Paltrow was stunning as Emma, she made the movie outstanding.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best movie ever!

    This is my favourite movie, I am in the middle of reading the book right now, but the movie is more understandable. I could watch it all day every day! and then some. The ending is so cute!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Movie

    This movie is hilarious and will keep you at the edge of seat trying to find out if Emma will get with Mr.Knightly (similar to the feeling from A&E's Pride and Predjudice). The movie is very funny and full of charm. One of the best I've ever seen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    typical holliwood version

    the a&i version is absolutely to be preffered! the version with g. paltrow is funna and easy going - but its not like the book! mr. knightley is ways tpp soft, u dont understand the relationship between frank and jane, since u dont get any hint! and why does frank heir look so strainge? this isnt cute!!! and emma is not blonde in the book!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This movie is a hit! Gwyeneth Paltrow did an AWESOME job playing Emma. The acting is GREAT and the conversation is so witty this movie is bound to keep your attention! This movie deserves 10 stars! finally, I would HIGHLY recomend this movie to EVERY ONE!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb!

    I absolutely loved this movie! It was charming and adorable. You fall in love with the characters, and unlike other period pieces, this has both drama and humor, and a happy ending. You'll hit the bull's eye with this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2002

    The Best!!!!!

    This is the best movie, just like the book. You should buy it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Charming!

    Emma, a mischievous young woman, is determined to match-make her friends into marriage. This comedy tale, based on the novel by Jane Austen, teaches the consequences of dictating love in a humorous fashion. Emma continuely failed in match-making her friend Harriet, but also falls in love herself while learning to leave love in its own dictatorship. This movie is very comical, with many talented actors playing terrific roles.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2002

    Absolutely splendid!

    I have only 3 words BUY THIS MOVIE! You will fall in love with everything in this movie.....including the actors! What can I say about Jeremy Northam.... he is fantastic in this movie portraying Mr.Knightly....sigh. ;-) Jane Austen must have had him in mind while writing about Mr.Knightly! Now lets not forget about Gwenyth Paltrow.... she makes the perfect Emma (I'm not saying that she is stuck up) but Gwenyth is marvelous as her. You will see it when you buy this movie. I have watched this movie at least 10 times since I have bought it! This is the best adaptation of Emma that is out there! So go now and buy this great memorizing movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2002

    Wonderful adaptation!

    This is a delightful adaption of Jane Austen's novel by the same name. It captures the wit that is so characteristic of Austen's satire while giving voice to her maze-like sentences that can easily lose you when seen in print. While Paltrow is an easily recognizable ''name'' in Hollywood, in this movie she becomes the twenty-something Emma. This is not simply a vehicle for a young star to put her face in the public eye; it is a faithful rendition of a classic Austen novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    Worth your time!

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    Though I have not read the Jane Austen novel, I thoroughly enjoyed this film adaption. For the most part, the acting was good and the sets were decent. Every now and then, a character would appear in a coat or a haircut that seemed out of place for the time period. Paltrow was well-suited for her role as Emma, a nosy but likeable "matchmaker." The dances performed in the film seemed to be taken from A&E's Pride and Prejudice a year earlier--of course, the time period is relatively the same, but Emma would have been better off not using the exact same dance and musical score. Although the quality of this film is not top-notch, I enjoyed it for the witty acting and light romance plot.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    Must See

    We replaced our current DVD with this Blu-ray. We were at first discouraged that it did not contain any extras such as a "making of" or interviews with cast members, but the Blu-ray version is still worth it. It's like looking at a new film, because we noticed so many more things such as the beauty of the sets and locations, and the actors' expressions. It was very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    This version, that version, its okay to like more than one version.

    It's like in each version you have an actor and actress that bring something to the character. The 2009 version is pretty good, same with this one. Favorite moments are between Emma and Mr. Knightly and the dance scene. Started watching all these movies based on Jane Austen's books and they're so...romantic. When you get a chance, see this and the 2009 version of Emma and the book.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Winning Adaptation

    Although I wouldn't rank this quite as high as the Ang Lee adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, which moved me to tears, or the BBC Miniseries of Pride and Prejudice, which at times is laugh-out-loud funny, this still ranks a full five stars as an adaptation I thoroughly enjoyed and with which I can't find fault. It never strikes any false notes and the moment in particular where Emma embarrasses Miss Bates and Mr. Knightly upbraids I remember as particularly effective. Northam makes a wry, intelligent Mr Knightly and Paltrow invests Emma with just the right touch of...cluelessness. Ultimately this is a warm and amusing romance worthy of the material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The bluray version of Emma was easily the worst bluray I have ever seen.

    The colors were completely washed out. The detail was terrible. The disc was a disaster. I would have given it zero stars if the process would have permitted it. Buy the dvd until there is a major release of the disc.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Emma

    Gwyneth Paltrow is unforgettable and stunning in her role as Emma, the society girl who's attempts at matchmaking are also unforgettable, as well as being (at times) laughable. Much of the book was carried very well into this film, and I love it for that. Austen's wit works into a script that is easy to understand and follow. I cried when Emma cried, laughed when she laughed, and also made hysterical matchmaking mistakes, and yelled at her for a full twenty minutes when she began to "fall in love" with the wrong man. As the movie ended and I thanked god that everything was right in her world, I realized that Emma is a perfect masterpiece.

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