Emma (1996 theatrical film)
Emma is a 1996 period comedy film based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam. The Pallbearer is the first big-name cast member to appear in the film.
About Emma (1996 theatrical film) in brief
Emma is a 1996 period comedy film based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam. In early 19th-century England, Emma Woodhouse, is a congenial but naïve young woman. After her governess, Miss Taylor, marries Mr Weston, Emma proudly takes credit for bringing the couple together and now considers herself a matchmaker within her small community. She schemes to match Mr Elton, the village minister, with her friend, Harriet Smith, a rather unsophisticated young woman on the verges of society. She does not realize she loves him until Harriet expresses her feelings for him. When Mr Knightley returns, he and Emma meet and have a conversation that begins awkwardly but ends with him proposing and her gladly accepting. Their engagement upsets Harriet, who avoids Emma, but returns a few weeks later, happily engaged to Mr Martin, whom she always loved. Mr Knightly leaves town to visit his brother, and Emma finds herself frequently thinking about him during his absence. Over the next few months, various gatherings show who loves whom among Emma’s friends. Emma is briefly attracted to the charming and gallant Frank Churchill, Mr Weston’s son, who is visiting from London, though Emma soon decides to match him with Harriet.
He feigned interest in Emma as a deflection. During a picnic in the countryside, Emma ridicules Miss Bates, deeply hurting her. She later works to make amends with Miss Bates. The film ends with Emma andMr Knightley’s wedding. The Pallbearer is the first big-name cast member to appear in the film, with the exception of Emma’s co-star ToniCollette, who appeared in Flesh and Bone. It is also the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. The movie was released on November 14, 1996. It was released in the UK on November 17, 1996, and in the US on November 18, 1998. It has a UK release date of November 28, 1998, and a US release date on November 29, 1999. The UK release is the same day as the U.S. release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The US release is on November 30, 1999, and the UK release on November 31, 1999 and the US release on December 8, 2000. It will also be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 27, 1998 and December 7, 2008. The U.K. release will be the same date as the UK premiere of the film.