Emma script
Emma (1996)
Synopsis: In this adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, pretty socialite Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest "project" is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant, while Emma herself receives the attentions of the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). However, Emma's attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions and may ultimately jeopardize her own chance at love and happiness.


Come, I shall make the introduction.


Miss Woodhouse! We've come quite overpowered!


Oh, Mrs Bates, Miss Bates, so happy you could co-


No, we are the happy ones- well, ho do you do Mr Elton? We are the happy

ones. Not only to be here tonight, but also for the beautiful hindquarter

of pork you sent us. It has been heaven itself. What a happy porker it must

have come from! {laugh} We are so obliged for you sending it to us. (To Mrs

Bates) PORK!. (To Emma and Mr Elton) And we're so obliged for you having us

tonight, very much indeed. I was just saying to mother, 'we should be

invited' and indeed we are. Oh, doesn't your hair look pretty? Just like an

angel. (To Mrs Bates) ANGEL, mother. (to Emma and Mr Elton) Oh, speaking of

angels, Mr Elton, your sermon on Daniel in the Lion's Den was so inspiring,

so powerful in all it's particulars, it left us speechless. Quite

speechless, I tell you, and we have not stopped talking of it since. Oh,

isn't this a lovely party? Lovely, lovely, lovely!

(another part of the party)


Where will you live, now that you have completed your education?


Mrs Goddard is being kind enough to let me stay on with her.


She's a great help to me. If you'll excuse me.


Mr Knightley!


Ah, Emma. I wondered where you were. Now I see you've been hard at work.

-Making Mr Elton comfortable.


Yes, Mr Knightley but I have been remiss in doing the one thing that should

give him the greatest of entitlement. Mr Elton! May I present Miss Smith.


Any friend of Miss Woodhouse's...



Mr Weston, have you had any news of your son?

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Douglas McGrath

Douglas McGrath was born on February 2, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Emma (1996), Bullets Over Broadway (1994) and Infamous (2006). He has been married to Jane Read Martin since June 3, 1995. They have one child. more…

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