Director: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Jane Austen (novel), Sandy Welch (screenplay)
Cast: Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May, Michael Gambon, Blake Ritson, Rupert Evans, Louise Dylan
Synopsis: Emma Woodhouse, beautiful, clever, and rich, has very little to concern her. When her governess marries advantageously, Emma congratulates herself on her great success as a matchmaker. So, when she meets the pretty, naive, and socially inferior Harriet, Emma is ready to practise her skills again - ignoring warnings of the harm she could cause from friend and neighbour, Mr Knightley.
As she sets about meddling with the affairs of the village of Highbury, Emma carves a trail of confusion, disappointment and disaster that risks Harrietís happiness, and much to her surprise, her own happiness too. This fresh, funny, and perceptive adaptation by Sandy Welch, acclaimed screenwriter of North and South, Jane Eyre, and Our Mutual Friend, brings Jane Austenís comic masterpiece about village life, love, and self awareness to life with a stellar cast. As our heroine embarks on a journey that challenges her naivety and her social preconceptions it leads her to realise that she has become so focused on the lives of others that she has failed to see whatís in front of her own eyes.
Similar Movies: Emma (1996)