Emma. ★★

Year: 2020 Ranked

Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Nighy are wonderful in this movie. They do a fantastic job and are always a hoy to watch when they are on screen. Most of the actors do a good or serviceable job, but nothing on par with those two performances.

The film also has fantastic framing of its shots. Every shot of the film feels like a painting, and the film is beautiful to look at. It makes it so much more unfortunate that the film itself just doesn't really work.

The characters of Emma aren't very well written, the jokes only sometimes work, and the main story line is just incredibly dull and generic. The first half less so, but it was still a problem. I was never bored with the film, and it did get me quite a few chuckles. That doesn't excuse the fact that in between those chuckles there were a lot of scenes that dragged and were excessively boring.

I can see why many people enjoy this movie, it just didn't work quite as well for me as I wanted it to.

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