Skip to main content

Movie night: Emma

Loved it. This 1996 version with Gwyneth Paltrow playing the meddling Emma Woodhouse, based on Jane Austen's classic novel, has her surrounded by suitors Mr. Knightley and Frank Churchill, played by Jeremy Northam and Ewan McGregor. Emma spends her time trying to be a matchmaker, while never noticing her own true love. These British accents are kind of hard to follow in the beginning, but soon after the story starts to make sense, it gets easier to understand and enjoy. I've seen this before, but not for a long time, and it was well worth repeating. I give it a 5 out of 5 on my own "Kelly's Movie Review" scale.


Lathspell said…
Ah, this is a great movie. Great book, too, but if you haven't the time to read it, the movie is a very good representation of the book.
~ Tina said…
I like your "movie review" section.... good idea for blogging!
I have just read a couple books... think I'll review for my readers too! Thanks for the idea!
I LOVE this show. <3
I think I saw this. It's been a long time. However, I love movies set in that time period. Thanks for the review. I might have to go and see if I can check it out again!
jennie w. said…
I like it too, as well as the version with Kate Beckinsale that came out a year or two later. You should see it as well. Compare and contrast.
Bobbi said…
I completely agree with you--a very fine show.

Popular posts from this blog

Fun with Ninnies and Nini

Our family got to attend the monthly stake temple day at the Taipei temple on Saturday.   Lindsey and Christopher did their temple work, then waited outside on the beautiful grounds and at the chapel next door until we were finished with our session. After that, we enjoyed hamburgers at a place we heard about called California Grill, then did some exploring.
Lindsey arrived last week from Rexburg, completing 32 credit hours and her first year of college at Brigham Young University-Idaho. We are so glad to have her home with us!  She will be with us until she starts school again in September and will be taking two classes online in the meantime.  In addition to Lindsey's arrival, we've been blessed to have the company of 7-year-old Nini (her real name is Yeh Min-Yu) with us this week.  She's so darling and we love having her around too.  It's kind of funny that when Lindsey was a little toddler and she could not say her name well, she called herself Ninnies.  So we h…

Isaac's creation

One year ago today, this little angel came into our world, sent directly from heaven, without a doubt.  Isaac is our fourth child, but the first that I gave birth to.  He was the result of a successful fertility treatment called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), our first and only attempt.  The fact that I was 48 years old when I got pregnant, is a miracle in and of itself.  I had long since given up the idea of ever being able to experience pregnancy and childbirth after having been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, until a rare contact from a dear friend had renewed my desire.  This is the story of how Isaac came to be, and the loving environment that welcomed him.  Take note of the numerous small miracles along the way, leading up to our pursuing this dream.

There was a three-week window of opportunity when our family had come to our Austin home for the holidays, while we were living in Taiwan for one year.  My long, lost friend sent us a beautiful Christmas card, perhaps the fi…

Flagstaff House Executive Chef Mark Monette's Family Legacy

Mark Monette, executive chef and partner of Flagstaff House, has been the man behind the scenes in the kitchen for countless special occasions and celebrations. This fine dining restaurant situated a few miles up Flagstaff Road in Boulder, perched at the Flatirons' edge with a bird's-eye view of the city, is where Monette has spent more than three decades fine-tuning his craft in this family run business. The restaurant and staff have received accolades and notoriety locally and nationally, including recognition for being named "Top Ten Restaurant in Boulder," "Most Romantic Restaurants in America" and "Best American Cuisine and Best Wine Selection." (This article is from a Q&A interview I did with him in February, 2017.)
Your father, Don Monette, bought the Flagstaff House in 1971 when you were 10 years old. What do you remember about the restaurant back in those days?
"We would come up here in the summer and work, and it was just busy al…