Plot – Emma Woodhouse is a beautiful, intelligent and self-satisfied girl who lives with her widowed father in Highbury. Determined to arrange marriages, she takes under her wings Harriet Smith, a girl who can’t get into the good society. Jane Austen was a writer who, along with an astonishing description ability, had the grace of malice. Furthermore McGrath's screenplay is not like Thompson’s one and the actors act like if they wouldn’t feel their role. Instead of a relentless novel, the movie is about an irritating heroine.
All actors – Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming, Denys Hawthorne, Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Northam, Toni Collette, Kathleen Byron, Phyllida Law, Edward Woodall, Brett Miley, Brian Capron, Karen Westwood, Paul Williamson, Polly Walker, Rebecca Craig, Ewan McGregor, Angela Down, John Franklyn-Robbins, Juliet Stevenson, Ruth Jones, Lee Boardmanshow all
“Emma” Quotes 23 quotes
“The truest friend does not doubt... but hope.”
“One does not like to generalize about so many people all at once, Mr Knightley, but you may be sure that men know nothing about their hearts, whether they be six-and-twenty, or six-and-eighty.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: Thank you for being so thoughtful.
- Mr Elton: No - thank you for thinking I am thoughtful.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: The most incomprehensible thing in the world to a man is a woman who rejects his offer of marriage.
- Mr Knightley: I do not comprehend it because it is madness.”
“Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another.”
“Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: People said Mr. Weston would never marry again, and what a triumph!
- Mr Knightley: Triumph? You made a lucky guess!
- Emma Woodhouse: Have you never known the triumph of a lucky guess? Had I not promoted Mr. Weston's visits and given encouragement where encouragement was needed, we might not have had a wedding today.
- Mr...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Must the church be so drafty, Mr. Elton? It is difficult to surrender one's soul when one is worried about one's throat.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: Was he handsome?
- Jane Fairfax: Many say he is.
- Emma Woodhouse: Was he agreeable?
- Jane Fairfax: He was in no way disagreeable.
- Emma Woodhouse: Was he a man of information?
- Jane Fairfax: All his statements seem correct.”
“The most beautiful thing in the world is a match well made.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: How fascinating that any discordancy between us must always arise from my being wrong.
- Mr Knightley: Not fascinating, but true.”
“- Mr Knightley: I can think of nothing less appealing than an evening of watching other people dance.
- Emma Woodhouse: Then you shall have to dance yourself.”
“I rode through the rain! I'd ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you.”
“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.”
“Vanity working on a weak mind produces every kind of mischief.”
“Mr Knightley, if I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream.”
“Dear Diary, today I tried not to think about Mr. Knightley. I tried not to think about him when I discussed the menu with Cook... I tried not to think about him in the garden where I thrice plucked the petals off a daisy to acertain his feelings for Harriet. I don't think we should keep daisies in the garden, they really are a drab little...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Emma Woodhouse: What's to be done?
- Harriet Smith: Must something be done about it?”
“Fate has left us alone for a reason.”
“- Emma Woodhouse: I will not know how to behave when I see him.
- Mrs Weston: Let his behavior be your guide.”