Author: Rated: PG
Emma Woodhouse is a young woman who, having engineered the marriage of her companion, turns her attention toward making a match for the local vicar and her new protegée, Harriet Smith. Her one voice of reason and restraint is Mr. Knightley, who has known her since she was a child and who watches her behaviour with wry amusement and sometimes with real anger. Emma presides over the small provincial world of Highbury with enthusiasm, but she will find it is all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification.
This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on the story that inspired the hit movie CLUELESS! Dazzling Gwyneth Paltrow (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) shines as EMMA, a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is… she’s not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet (Toni Collette—THE SIXTH SENSE, ABOUT A BOY), she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone’s lives. You’ll enjoy all the comic confusion… until Emma herself falls in love, finally freeing everyone from her outrageously misguided attempts at matchmaking.