Classic story and decent retelling
- Emma review by TH
This is a really good adaptation of Emma. The cast are spot on and really enjoyed Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead role. The story is fairly standard period drama tale but due to some bits of humour and decent acting makes it an enjoyable film.
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
Pretty and witty
- Emma review by HM
The book need not concern viewers. The film holds up in its own right. An intelligent study of mixed messages, love confusion set against a period background of social rules that the story gently sends up. Performances are excellent and one stand out aspect is the costumery. Women will particularly enjoy the clothes, Emma herself is in a new outfit each scene and the effect is very attractive and pretty as is Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role. Also, watch out for Letty Thomas and Miranda Hart in fine supporting roles which in some ways are more demanding than the lead character.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Did we Need Another Emma?
- Emma review by AA
Interesting adaption of the classic novel, and as good as the acting was the condensing of the book into a two hour film, meant that some of the subtle aspects of the original book have to be overlooked or expunged.
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.