- 2 hr 1 min
Jane Austen's novel about a British, young, lady named Emma Woodhouse is brought to life in this 1996 film adaptation. Emma took place in the 1800s. After her former governess had gotten married, Emma became a matchmaker for her friends. She fixed her friend Harriet Smith up with Mr.Elton. Mr. Elton, Emma, and Harriet were to attend a party together until she became too ill to go. During, the coach ride home, Mr.Elton confessed to Emma that he loved her and not Harriet. Refusing to accept this as a sober confession, Emma considered giving up matchmaking. Mr. Elton wedded a popular socialite who Emma did not fix him up with. While in the middle of a private conversation with Frank Churchill, Emma realized she was in love with him, even though he hadn't exactly revealed who he loved. Emma's retirement from matchmaking was short-lived when she discovered she really didn't love Frank. She decided to fix Harriet up with Frank, but he was secretly engaged to another. Harriet had no romantic feelings for Frank.