Emma. ★★★★

Emma Woodhouse is my favorite Jane Austen heroine and I’m very protective of her because others tend not to like her. When they announced this film and when the trailers came out, I was so nervous, afraid it might take after The Favourite (a film that I HATED). 

But what an absolute delight. It not only found the campy humor of Austen’s novel, but also brought forward the depths of the emotions swirling around this young girl who is trying to figure out her place as a leader in the community with very little guidance. 

Plus, we get gorgeous production and costume design, hair actually styled up instead of down (!!!), a nice shot of male ass (I love female directors), and a leading man who isn’t afraid to show his emotions and even cry? We simply have to stan.

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