Emma- August 19th

Emma (1996)
English- Period Drama
Rated “PG”
Runtime- 121 min.
dir. Douglas McGrath

I never thought that the words “Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle” would ever come out of my mouth. It’s a good thing that I’m just typing this, and not dictating.

Story/Writing: 1/2

I would like to think that I have patience when it comes to most film plots. I’m typically willing to let most stories develop before getting mad, but this one was exceptionally slow. And I don’t think it’s the subject matter, because I watched and understood Pride and Prejudice (BBC version, of course), and it wasn’t this bad.

Acting: 1.5/2

Not bad, thanks to a great ensemble. It’s too bad that male British actors again outshine the females in another period piece, but oh well.

Photography/Set: 1/2

Static and stereotypical.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Misc: 1/2

I guess I could understand if this film isn’t really meant for me, but as I mentioned before, I’ve had positive experiences in the past with the genre.


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