Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Emma

Yes, yes, we all hate Gwyneth Paltrow, and her faux-British accent is, to quote Banya, "the worst, Jer, the worst," but must we let something like a complete lack of talent chased with an overhaul of obnoxiousness stop us from enjoying Jane Austen's classic?

**crickets chirping**

Fine, I'll answer my own question; no, we must not. Because we enjoy the characters, the story, (if you've seen Clueless - it was a 1995 version of this classic,) the plot, and the rest of the cast! We love Ewan McGreggor and Toni Collette. Ewan McGreggor even sings! (Not as well as he did in Moulin Rouge, but at least it's something!)

If that wasn't enough to convince you that you should see this movie, just remember that some movies give you Gwyneth Paltrow without Toni Collette or Ewan McGreggor... FYI.


However, if you can't get over your hatred for Gwyneth Paltrow, you may prefer the Emma with Kate Beckinsale which came out the same year (1996,) but on TV, and had our fiend, Mark Strong (Stardust!, Sherlock Holmes,) in it. I liked that one a lot, and probably more. (I don't remember for sure how much I liked it, it's been a while since I've seen it. I know. Weak. I'll be back to this post once I've re-watched it.)

1 comment:

  1. i liked clueless. I dont think I can watch this.

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