Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.

PG 1996 120 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 10+

Always loved this movie but love it even more since seeing the remake!

This is by far the best version of Emma ever brought to screen. It is a clean movie; the acting and chemistry is great; the scenes and scenery are engaging; it's just a perfect classic romance with a touch of comedy throughout. In contrast, the newer version released in 2020 has brief nudity and is rated PG when it should be PG13, is long, drawn out and boring in a lot of scenes, although there are a few laugh-out-loud moments. Overall, I prefer this one with Paltrow.

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