Autumn de Wilde's Emma. was one of my first quarantine watches. I was hesitant because those who know me know I'm all things, Jane. I've read all the books and watched all the adaptations. As far as the story goes, Emma is a bit different than her other masterpieces because there is a tongue in cheek aspect of the plot that makes me imagine Austen in the background winking at the reader. As much as I love a good romance, and I will go on record as saying that the BBC Series, Emma, still makes me swoon, this jaunt down a comedic and slightly irreverant road is perfect for the story.
When any new Austen content comes on the scene, my gut instinct is a resounding, passionate Don't Mess It Up.
This movie did not mess it up. The powers that be got it right in the most delightful, somewhat naughty version of the 1815 novel. The ensemble cast is perfection. To know more about this brilliant film, click here.