Emma.

Handsome, clever, and rich.


Emma.
Another film version of Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. She must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

132 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Life without hats must be so boring...
Life without hats must be so boring...

Credits

Cast
Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Myra McFadyen, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan
Director
Autumn de Wilde
ScreenplayEleanor Catton, from the novel by Jane Austen
MusicDavid Schweitzer, Isobel Waller-Bridge
CinematographyChristopher Blauvelt
EditingNick Emerson
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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SA distributorUIP
Made in2020
Produced byWorking Title Films, Blueprint Pictures, Perfect World Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageNone
NudityLow Impact, Infrequent (Non-sexual context).
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceLow Impact, failry frequent (Carries suitable messages against prejudice, justified by context).
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe material contains complex but light-hearted themes that are presented in a comedy drama, exploring issues of family relationships, romance, love, match-making, competition, and jealousy, friendships, being in denial, a royal family, and companionship. The themes carry a low sense of threat and menace caused by a Mr. Elton who becomes a little aggressive when he gets rejected by Emma. They, however, do not carry the potential to cause any psychological harm to the younger viewers. The themes are overall light-hearted with comedic tones. The predominant theme of love is presented in a positive light and the overall message is that love conquers anything. The themes are treated in a way that would be within the tolerance levels of viewers 10 years and older as they would have a better understanding of some of the themes and parental guidance would also assist them in recognising the context and providing re-assurance. However, viewers younger than 10 may find the material a little bit disturbing and upsetting as there is a scene of substance abuse which doesn’t carry a clear anti-substance abuse message, when the one character Mr. Elton gets rejected by Emma, he gets a little bit aggressive, while under the influence of alcohol, as Emma states “Mr. Elton you are drunk”. Younger viewers may have a hard time in making sense of such a scene more especially because it is not followed by strong anti-substance abuse messages. Therefore, viewers 10 and older would have the ability to comprehend such themes and parental guidance would assist and warn them against such behaviours.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for brief partial nudity
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

U: Universal (Suitable for all)Brief natural nudity
Runtime125
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
46 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
186 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOther adaptations may do a better job of consistently capturing the spirit of the classic source material, but Jane Austen fans should still find a solid match in this Emma.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconDelightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIf you’re looking for nothing more than an entertaining period costume dramedy, you’ll probably find EMMA. to your liking. I did.
13

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
31 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
1621 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
15
IMDB
4550 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 72%

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