24th February 2020
Release Date 14th
If you are a Jane Austen fan then this film is a MUST SEE!!! A faithful
adaptation with a contemporary twist. A fantastic cast who depicted every
character true to the book with great acting across the board. Anya Taylor-Joy
(Emma) is cast perfectly as a shallow, vain young woman who mistakenly believes
she has a gift for matchmaking but causes nothing but misery.
Miranda Hart (Miss
Bates)and Bill Nighy (Emma’s Father) were superb and responsible for most of
the laugh out loud moments throughout the film. Of which there were many.
Move over Mr Darcy
there is a better hero in town.. Mr Knightley!!! We couldn’t take our eyes off
of Johnny Flynn’s Knightley who is our new “Austen object of desire”. The
sexual chemistry sizzles between the two lead roles throughout the ball room
scene. An also brilliant performance from Mia Goth who plays Harriet
Smith. A Very amusing and touching portrayal of Emma’s best friend
who is totally enthralled by her prettier, cleverer, richer friend but dreaming
of a true love of her own. The locations are stunning, as are the costumes. The
music held the movie together and really suited the quirky sly humour that made
you genuinely laugh throughout the film. Altogether a real triumph of a film
and we can’t wait to see it again.
Review by Cindy