• Publication date: January 1, 2011

A love triangle in which Cupid is armed and dangerous Emma: A classical tale about a terrible matchmaker

Emma is based on Jane Austen�s classic novel and stars Gwyneth Paltrow who is about Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed, though more often than not, unsuccessful matchmaker; while she may consider herself a modern-day cupid many, including her father, would use the term meddler instead.

Emma is based on Jane Austen�s classic novel and stars Gwyneth Paltrow who is about Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed, though more often than not, unsuccessful matchmaker; while she may consider herself a modern-day cupid many, including her father, would use the term meddler instead.

Her subject in the tale is Harriet Smith (Toni Collette), a simple woman of average lineage who was initially infatuated with local minister Mr. Elton (Alan Cumming).

While a man of equal status, a farmer named Robert Martin (Edward Woodall) shows genuine interest in Harriet, Emma insists on pairing her with the seemingly uninterested minister.

Despite that, and also ignoring Harriet�s admitted attraction to Robert, Emma insists that Mr. Elton and the young lady are a perfect match. Against her own intuition, and faithful in Emma�s wisdom Harriet continues her futile pursuit of Mr. Elton.

While the minister is definitely uninterested in Harriet, he does however have affection for Emma � and suggests that a wedding ceremony should be in their future.

Nevertheless none of the story�s character truly know what is good for them, nor who precisely will couple with whom in the end � and Emma is no exception to this rule.

�Emma� is rated PG for brief mild language.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 1996

Runtime: 121 mins

Genre: Romance

Starring:

Gwyneth Paltrow

Toni Collette

James Cosmo

Alan Cumming

Greta Scacchi

Denys Hawthorne

Sophie Thompson

Directed by: Douglas McGrath