Emma

Emma

Emma

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 2009-10-04
  • Rate: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 4
  • iTunes Price: USD 6.99
7.9/10
7.9
From 71 Certification

Description

This BBC WGBH/Boston Co-Production features an all-star cast including Romola Garai (Atonement) as Emma, Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Mr. Knightley, and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Book of Eli) as Mr. Woodhouse. Beautiful, clever, and rich Emma Woodhouse is convinced she is good at matchmaking after her older sister and her governess both marry suitable husbands. Certain of her talents, Emma plays a dangerous game as she persuades her new friend, the young, pretty and socially inferior Harriet to reject an advantageous marriage proposal to a local farmer in favour of dashing Mr Elton. So begins a story which challenges Emma's naivety and her social preconceptions. Fresh and funny, this perceptive adaptation brings Jane Austen's comic masterpiece to life.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Episode 1 57:31 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
2 Episode 2 59:01 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
3 Episode 3 58:32 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
4 Episode 4 59:02 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes

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Reviews

  • Buy THIS one!!!

    5
    By A Music City Citizen
    This is a cute little show to watch with the girls. This version is definitely better than the movie they made out of this, with Gwyneth Paltrow. That one left me confused. This one makes sense. I don't know how else to explain how I felt about the two Emma film productions.
  • A surprisingly Wonderful Rendition

    5
    By Hope This is Helpful
    “Emma” is, in fact, my favorite Jane Austen book and this adaptation does it justice. From the music, to the acting, and to the cinematography it was just a wonderful ride. The pacing was quick and constantly progressing (no pointless/useless segments), but never too fast. In addition, the adaptation was largely accurate to the book…though they did take certain liberties…especially in the introduction. But even those liberties were nice touches that added to the core of the story and helped build connection. The actors and actresses played their roles convincingly and charmingly. It did not feel like people “just-doing-another-Jane-Austen-adaption”. It felt like a legitimate drama done by people that love the story. There is one double-sided coin that must be mentioned, though. This adaptation really brings out the connection between Emma and Mr. Knightley more so (or perhaps made it more clear?) than is soaked in on a first reading of the actual book. This is a good thing. However, it did mean that some of the side-plot details were glazed over or made less prominent. And that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Either way, though it was more than satisfactory…in fact, it was rather I opening and made me fall in love with the tale that much more. The one major (and I say that loosely) quip I do have is that the end…though satisfactory, really was too rushed. It there were important details that they could have focused on a bit more, such as the revelation and evolving friendship between Emma and Ms. Fairfax. But still, even with that, this film was beautiful and definitely a keeper.
  • Stellar!

    5
    By revierm
    Beautifully filmed, acted, and plotted. One of the best adaptations I've ever watched. Emma is just so delightful and perfectly imperfect. don't miss out on it.
  • Beautiful adaptation…expresses the novel’s depth of character

    5
    By whereverigogo
    As one who has read Emma many times, I’ve always been sadly disappointed with film adaptations…until this version. The characters and the story lines are quite closely aligned to those penned by Jane Austen. Rich and complex and quirky, the humor and angst of the characters comes through with such simple clarity. A joy to watch. Like the other viewers, I agree…it was over too soon.
  • Simply marvellous

    5
    By artstar30
    One of the best Jane Austin screen adaptations. The only other one on par with this is the A&E Pride and Prejudice. Very enjoyable to watch.
  • My 2nd Favorite Austen on Film but....

    5
    By Spitting Lama
    ...it does not grasp the viewer as quickly as others. If you have watched and enjoyed other Austen film adaptations and enjoyed them then there is no reason to not watch this. BTW, my favorite is P&P miniseries...a must see work...
  • fun and fresh!

    5
    By Mimi1987kw
    This actress is amazing! I loved this series so much I watched the whole thing in 24 hours. She also stars in an interesting show called The hours.
  • LOVE IT!

    5
    By Michi1love
    I SAW ALL OF THESE FREE IN CHANNEL 13 (PBS) IT WAS NICE TO WATCH SOMETHING DIFFEREN'T AND I LOVED HER (EMMA) ITS A GREAT FILM AND WELL I WISH THERE WERE MORE!!!!!
  • SImply fantastic.

    5
    By jaydeerox
    Very well done. The acting was great, and the characters were fun to follow.
  • i just can't get enough

    5
    By TALKSH0W
    This version of Emma has been such a joy in my life. Everything about how this mini-series captures my attention from the charming characters, to the scenery, to the score. It tells the story in such a way that you feel connected to the characters. Your emotions take stride with the characters. I have probably watched this at least a hundred times and it still hasn't lost its relevance or intrigue on me. Well, done. Well, done indeed!

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