Review: Young, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a woman who meddles and plays matchmaker within her social circle of friends.
Director: Autumn de Wilde
Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Myra McFadyen, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson, Miranda Hart, Tanya Reynolds, Suzy Bloom, Vanessa M. Owen and Isis Hainsworth
Genre: Comedy and Drama
Based on Jane Austen’s beloved novel Emma. I will first start off by saying what an amazing cast list this film has. Each and every one of them all looked like they were enjoying themselves starring in this film. They looked like they all got on well with each other which helps. I love it how Emma is played by Anya Taylor-Joy who is a fairly unknown actor. Lovely to see Josh O’Connor as always. Every-time I see Johnny Flynn on screen I almost get the feeling that I know him really well. I have to say that this is the best acting from Bill Nighy and he looked like he was enjoying himself, especially in that style of costume. He has a small role but his character is very memorable and comes across very dignified. Miranda Hart I sometimes find a bit much but I thought she was directed superbly in this and didn’t over act. I have not come across Autumn de Wilde before but I thought she did an outstanding job directing this film. The one thing that struck me in this film is just how the character of Emma is such an unlikable character. From all the t.v. and film adaptations there have been of Emma I do think this is my favourite. I love all the costume designs, which I personally think we should bring back! The script was very well written with a few witty one liners which made me laugh. I really enjoyed all the dance sequences and the way it all played out in front of the camera said it all. I enjoyed the musical soundtrack so much that it has made me want to buy the album with all the music on. All the locations were very well thought out. My favourite location for obvious reasons was Chavenage House. When coming out of the cinema watching this I did want to go back in and watch it again it was so good.