Emma Can Break Your Heart
Wow, here's an emotional story that gets you involved and wears you out
by the end. I wears you out not from action, but from watching two good
ladies suffer heartbreaks one after the other. This is not my normal
viewing fare but I am big fan of two things this movie has to offer:
(1) Emma Thompson and (2) incredible visuals.
Few people were better in the 1990s at playing the
sensible-sweet-wholesome and pretty and-always unfairly ignored woman
than Thompson (see The Remains Of The Day and Howards End). Your heart
aches for this woman whose characters always deserve better than what
they receive.. Her facial expressions alone convey pain better than
anyone I've ever seen on film. This is perhaps her best work and it was
justice she was honored for it.
It was refreshing to see Alan Rickman actually place a nice guy and
Kate Winslet was appealing, too - a far cry from spoiled brat role in
the film that gave her stardom, Titantic.
One tip that I found useful in watching this movie. If you are not
British, you might switch on the English subtitles to better understand
the dialog and the phraseology of early 19th century England, in which
this story takes place.
The only problem with using the subtitles is that it detracts from
marveling at these visuals. This is one of the prettiest films I have
ever seen, on both the inside and outside scenes. It's just gorgeous
cinematography frame after frame with beautiful colors. Nice music
This kind of story is a bit too soap opera-like for my normal tastes
but to watch Thompson and to ogle the colors, sets and scenery makes it
all a rewarding experience. For women who like these kind of Jane
Austen stories, this must really be a special film. For the rest of us,
it's still very much worth seeing, and adding to one's DVD collection.
It''s great film-making..
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pride and prejudice was great.
I love jane austin!!.
I loved pride and prejudice too. it's really soothing and relaxing to watch her stories in movies..
i loooove this movie so muuuch!!! and i love the book of Austen.
Pride and prejudice a very useful film for English learners because the language is clear and quite standard..
Great book, beautiful film!
I love Jane Austen, and I love period dramas. This film, while a little
too long, was perfect for me. I loved it when I first saw it a year
ago, and I still love it now. Sense and Sensibility is a great book by
Miss Austen, and this film does the book justice, in my personal
opinion. The film looks gorgeous, the camera-work, the locations and
the costumes. The script sparkled with wit, subtlety, romance and
heartache, especially when Marianne goes out into the rain and gets
herself ill. The music is lovely also. The performances were
exceptional. Period-film veteran Emma Thompson is lovely here as Elinor
Dashwood, and Kate Winslet matches her perfectly in a
beautifully-blended portrayal of the tragic Marianne. As for the men,
they were very good too. Hugh Grant was exceedingly charming as the
male lead, and I have read many reviews criticising Alan Rickman's
acting.(not on IMDb though) He may have been older than Miss Austen
intended, he was very good also as Colonel Brandon, but not as good as
the other three. His style of acting is very suave and charismatic,
like Sean Connery and George Sanders. If you've seen him in Robin
Hood:Prince of Thieves you'll know what I mean. All in all, a lovely
film, maybe not the best period drama, but has plenty of elements that
makes it truly memorable. 9/10 Bethany Cox.