Having only been exposed to Austen's novel through Amy Heckerling's dazzling 90s teenage daydream, Emma. was a welcome surprise. Autumn de Wilde captures the meddling and misinterpreted romances with a keen visual eye, while Anya Taylor Joy terrifically embodies the solipsistic matchmaker with flying colours. Took a bit of time to settle in, but the lush countryside and elegant dialogue eventually worked its magic on me... to the point where the only thing that mattered in my life was Miss Bates' happiness and the identity of Harriet Smith's suitor.

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