Emma(2020)Review: Is This Period Movie Worth Your Time?

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Emma is an adaptation of the literary work of Jane Auten titled the same that speaks highly about the primary concern of that very period which is matchmaking and getting married. If you have watched movies such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Little women then this movie would amuse you. However, if you are not into such content, then better stay away from the same.

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Now should you be watching this 2020 release of Jane Austen’s novel inspiration?

Emma(2020): The Cast

Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures
Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures
  • Anya Taylor-Joy playing Emma Woodhouse
  • Johnny Flynn playing  George Knightley
  • Mia Goth playing Harriet Smith
  • Miranda Hart  playing  Miss Bates
  • Bill Nighy playing  Mr. Woodhouse
  • Josh O’Connor playing the Reverend Mr. Elton
  • Callum Turner playing Frank Churchill
  • Amber Anderson playing Jane Fairfax
  • Rupert Graves playing  Mr. Weston
  • Gemma Whelan playing Mrs. Weston (formerly Miss Taylor)
  • Tanya Reynolds playing Mrs. Augusta Elton
  • Connor Swindells playing Robert Martin
  • Oliver Chris playing John Knightley
  • Chloe Pirrie playing Isabella Knightley
  • Angus Imrie playing Bartholomew

Things You Might Like About Emma(2020)

Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures
Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures

The Story

Well, nothing to talk about the story, it is a thorough adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen. A pompous rich girl who loves matchmaking and decides to take charge of each of the single ladies who are there in her circle. Her arrogance proves wrong every time where she receives a lecture by Mr. Knightly who happens to be her elder sister’s brother-in-law and her friend too. In due course of time both the leads also, opposites, feel, that there is something intense between them. However, it takes time to finally reconcile and become one.

It is a sweet and warm story that you can enjoy at any point of the day.

The Visuals

The smooth pastel with a warm tone generously made the screenings of the interiors amazing. You will be delighted at every take when the cinematography laid emphasis on the background more than the characters shown on the screen. Be it a walk on a sunny day, or just a simple talk over the couch, the background of each of the scenes was nicely styled by gentle light at the back.

The Direction

It was nice, very apt for the age, not too slow and neither too fast. Every narrative was revealed at its liberal pace making the movie nice. You will enjoy the topic of discussion on the screen without any complication, it was minimalistically designed to make it just and not overwhelming.

Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures

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The Music

It was again something which was perfect. The music director did a brilliant job in tuning those wonderful melodies. They were just charming to hear and again appropriate for the age.

The Actors

Noting to say about the actors. They were ideal, exactly did, what the characters from the novel demanded. Both the leads were vivid and intense. In fact, you would like to watch more of Mr. Knightly on the screen since Johnny Flynn did his part wonderfully.

Things You Might Not Like About Emma (2020)

Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures
Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures

Well, genuinely there is nothing negative in regards to the plot. However, you might get distracted from time to time. It might be because you know what is there in the narrative. Also, you might feel, that there is something missing in the movie, and pinpointing the same is definitely difficult.

TOTT’s Take On Emma(2020)

Emma(2020)/ Source-Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films & Blueprint Pictures

So, Emma is something which is bright, positive, happy, shiny and definitely very nice which you will enjoy. But still, you might sense that something is missing. The actors were good, the direction is appropriate, and even the music scores were fine.

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Therefore, TOTT gives Emma(2020) 3.5/5 stars.

So, have you watched the movie? Do you agree with us? Make sure to tell us everything in the comment section below.

But this is everything for today, hope to meet you all very soon in our next publication, Bye- Bye…

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Shreyasi Dutta Gupta

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