Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ever try to be a matchmaker?

I can't imagine how people survived before online dating services. heh.. Actually I thank every worldly power there is that I'm so past the dating stage in my life. I honestly have no clue what I would do if I ever had to enter that realm again. The whole prospect makes me queasy and nauseous just thinking about it. Now imagine if you lived in a time before the internet or even phones. Emma is a 21 year old girl stuck in just that situation in a time where 21 would actually be considered the prime time to settle down.

Emma's priorities seem to be matchmaking, gossip, and chasing after the hansom Mr. Knightly. She spends most of her time trying to rule the love life of her friend Harriet but everything she trys to help Harriet with always seems to get a little messed up. In the end its Emma's own relationships that need the most work after all the time she pours into others. For those of you that love Jane Austen and for those of you that have only heard of Austen's work you will be pleasantly surprised. I first saw Emma when it aired on BBC and I've always loved the movie, then again I'm a total sucker for a period piece. Emma is always a great reminder that sometimes its better to keep our noses where they belong as if you spend all your time trying to fix everyone else its usually you that suffers. I'm notoriously bad of not listening to this advice so remind me of it later as well, I identify with Emma WAY too much.

Emma is available right now on DVD and you can pick up your copy on Amazon!

1 Comment:

lfhpueblo said...

I watched Emma on the BBC channel too. This kind of reminded me of a few match making women in our church. Some of the matches worked out, but really more didn't. I think it's better if the person who wants to meet someone does it on their own and doesn't involve others in the endeavor.

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