Emma.

{5/5} “I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Fortune I do not want. Employment I do not want. Consequence I do not want.”

Emma., released in 2020

Although Emma isn’t interested in marriage for herself, she prides herself on her ability to make matches for others. When her friend Harriett receives an offer of marriage Emma convinces her to refuse because she thinks she can do better. Her friend George thinks she’s making a mistake, but Emma doesn’t listen. Then Mr. Elton, the man Emma thought Harriett should marry, makes it clear that he only has eyes for Emma.

This movie is screamingly funny. You can perhaps forgive the period in the title when everything else about the movie is glorious.

It’s about friendship, love, and how things are done in the 19th century.

It might even be your new favourite movie.

It’s based on the book by Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility).

Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Nighy are brilliant as Emma and her father — their every look and movement is sublime.

Stars Mia Goth, Johnny Flynn, Rupert Graves, and Tanya Reynolds. Directed by Autumn de Wilde (the documentary Six by Sondheim). The playful music is by David Schweitzer and Isobel Waller-Bridge.

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