She takes as a project HarrietSmith , a respectable young woman of imperfect pedigree,insisting that she marry the Rev. Teens, especially those enamored of 's novels, on which this is based, might find it enormously appealing. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated by more than brotherly love. You can see her eyes working the room,speculating on whose lives she can improve. Except the main baddie, other actors, as henchmen, are just plain useless.
Eitheryou are in sympathy with this material or you are not. There is no violence or anything threatening in here. Willow was the real name of the horse that was actually saved, but in the movie that horse was called Chance. Miss Smith would muchsooner marry a local farmer, but Emma won't hear of it. Another thing that has contributed to place this in my estimation as the best extant adaptation of Emma is that there is no symbolic meddling with the story excepting perhaps on the last tableau. With its spectacular interiors and gorgeous swaths of English countryside, viewers with reasonable attention spans will find plenty to like.
How that is to be explained I am at a loss to tell. Parents need to know that Emma is a sweet-natured period film that may not have much appeal to tweens and younger. And they see her seeing them. So I am addicted and when I saw Emma's Chance I had to watch it. This romantic movie is worthy, warmhearted family entertainment.
She's easy prey, after all - it'll all be over soon. And Jacques le Roux was a Special Forces soldier. Most important, she seems unable to realize that there are people who might be interested in her. This should be a lessonfor Emma, but she'll need more than one. She is interested in the Reverend not at all. The production is a little sappy at times, but can be watched by the whole family. What that does is it helps to make dialogues sound truthful, natural and issuing from people who are thoroughly engaged both as actors and characters in listening to each other.
Although much of the film is focused on planning, gossiping, and debating the merits of various relationships, based partly on love, and also on class distinctions, status, and wealth, there are also themes of communication, empathy, and humility. Bosman is the mastermind of the drug syndicate. Each is called Mister or Miss or Mrs. The only language issue is that some of the people circle around what they're trying to say without actually saying it, which may be confusing. Emma endears herself to a horse named Chance and she becomes only the 2nd person he lets ride him. Over all a good family movie that promotes the Red Bucket Equine Reserve in a good way. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans.
The hunt isn't going according to plan. Now they're hunting her down like an animal. That is the main failing, but this can be overlooked and I did that. The lead character Emma, played her part well. How do they differ from contemporary mores? And then there's Piet, the weakling, who is willing to do just about anything for his cousin Bosman.
Emmathinks of Knightley as a brother. The father character of Emma ambles along, describing her. She's made the trip to her father's farm a thousand times. In a time when most people traveledlittle and diversion was largely limited to local parties, three-volume novelsand church services, gossip was the great pastime. At the end of the movie you will see the Red Bucket's accomplishments. It is true that John Carson may not look to be the epitome of Knightleyness, but he does a most excellent job of acting like Mr Knightley, and that is what one should care about, I say. Toni Collette, Alan Cumming, and Sophie Thompson as jabbering spinster Miss Bate all turn in skilled comic performances.
Advertisement GwynethPaltrow sparkles in the title role, as young Miss Woodhouse, who wants to playGod in her own little patch of England. Also, wonder of wonders, there is no musical soundtrack to pester one's feelings telling them what to feel at every turn. So three cheers for them, and five to Doran Godwin. Otherlocal color is provided by Miss Bates and her deaf mother, Mrs. Everything starts falling apart, and fast. But Emma learns that she isn't as successful in the ways of love as she'd believed, especially when it comes to handsome Mr.
She fixes up Harriet with Reverend Elton and pairs her governess with Mr. While the story may seem a bit highbrow to attract a young audience, kids will warm to it. Hmmm Emma learns more about horses and horse care than she ever imagined she would. I was more interested in Emma's relationship with Chance an abused and temperamental horse that Red Bucket did actually help save. . One of his sisters must have helped him. Bates never hearsit, and when Emma is unforgivably rude to poor Miss Bates it is the upright Mr.