I thought he was a bit too sprightly for Mr. Woodhouse. Otherwise, great!
Didn't think much of him. He didn't hold a candle to Michael Gambon's Mr. Woodhouse...that's next.
Michael Gambon is definitely an amazing actor, and he outdid himself as Mr. Woodhouse. Absolutely perfect!
Preference: the third (RG) Mr. Woodhouse.
Strongly disliked his hair. The meeting between Emma and Frank was interesting though. Didn't really love him for the part.
I liked this Frank because you actually picked up before the news broke that there might be something between him and Jane Fairfax. He's better at showing his liking and engagement to Jane while hiding it too, so to speak. That was a plus. (Btw...is he handsome? I can't quite decide...)
Wow. Yeah, this guy was something. Maybe a little too bold in the scene where he's laying his head in Emma's lap (though that's not necessarily his fault). But he's fairly likable. Mostly.
Preference: probably the third (RG) Frank Churchill, but the second (KB) was close too.
Did not like this Harriet. Of course, the red hair is a problem. Then too, she seemed too forward to me.
She was okay, better than the previous one. Still didn't love her. (can anyone other than Robert Martin really love Harriet?)
I'd say that this Harriet was pretty much spot-on. She "worships" Emma just right.
Preference: the third (RG) Harriet Smith.
Mr. George Knightley
I really liked this Mr. Knightley. He was sweet and funny with Emma, but still had just enough of the older brother, just enough of the suitor. :)
I didn't like this Mr. Knightly much at all. He's not handsome (Mr. Knightley should be at least a little handsome, don't you think?) and he wasn't as good at the part as the other two.
I do really like this Mr. Knightley as well! He's perfect for Emma.
Preference: oh dear. It's very close between the first (GP) and the third (RG). I'm gonna go with a tie, but the third is just barely ahead. Maybe. I'm not sure. :P
Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma was sweet and quite Emma-ish. I think that, sadly, for much of the movie, her hair was back way too tight. No girl looks good with their hair totally slicked back. However, her rapid-fire answers to Mr. Knightley in particular were quite funny, and I liked them!
My primary problem with Kate Beckinsale as Emma was probably the brown hair. Emma just IS a blond. If there was no other version of Emma, this one, this Emma, would be okay, but since there are two others...
In a word, Romola Garai WAS Emma. She was sweet, flitty, thoughtless at times, funny, and perfect for the part! She is exactly like I have pictured Emma to be.
Preference: the third (RG) Emma. Though the first was also good.
This part is just going by the looks, as much as I can. :) I think these two are adorable together! Love. :)
LOVE #2. :) They're perfect! Handsome and pretty. Delightful!
Preference: either the first or the third (remember, this is based only on looks!).
Overall movie preference: the 2009 Romola Garai version. However, the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version was also very good.
Question: which do you prefer? Which have you seen? Which actors do you like/dislike?