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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jeremy Northam
Toni Collette
Directors
Douglas McGrath
Screenwriters
Douglas McGrath
Running Time
120 minutes

Emma
Gwyneth Paltrow tackles Jane Austen - and comes out of it with dignity intact


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Plot
In England in the 1800s, Emma Woodhouse has beauty, wealth and a loving family - so naturally she's desperate for something to do. However, when she assigns herself the task of matchmaking her new friend, she finds that her best-laid plans can sometimes go horribly wrong...


Verdict
Coming from a novice director, the film is not as impressive as Sense And Sensibility, but as a light-hearted and energetic comedy of who-loves-who? and small upsets, this works well - and it boasts Paltrow's star-making turn.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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