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Emma (U)

Venue: The Corn Hall
With Anya Taylor-Jay, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart
UK, 2020, 2hrs 4mins
Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this latest adaptation of Emma.
Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
"The author herself, always claimed the young woman was “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” Even a genius can be wrong. As played by an incandescent Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma is a 20-year-old snob who enjoys arranging marriages for everyone but herself. She has her widowed, hypochondriac father (a priceless Bill Nighy) to care for — or is that just Emma’s excuse to live as free of constraints as any man? It’s a radical notion for its time and Taylor-Joy, so good at finding the seductive danger in wide-eyed beauty, has a ball confounding expectations about how a young lady of fortune should behave." Rolling Stone