A radiant performance by Gwyneth Paltrow ('Seven') and a terrific adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless novel are just two reasons why this witty romantic comedy won outstanding critical acclaim! In the lush countryside of 19th century England, there's a young woman so devoted to meddling in the affairs of others that she fails to recognise the longings of her own heart. Her name is Emma (Paltrow). And although she's 'never one to interfere', Emma manages to make a mess out of every romance she sets up. But her biggest blunder may lie ahead when she discovers her own feelings for her brother-in-law... a man she can't decide whether she loves or loathes. Featuring a top supporting cast, this smart and sassy film has audiences cheering with delight!
I don't personally like Gwyneth Paltrow, but she does play Emma well, and Toni Colette is not as annoying as other Harriets; Jeremy Northam is a very personable and likeable Knightley. The costumes are not ravishing, but probably very true to the clothes they would have worn in Jane Austen's day. A very pleasant evening's viewing.