The inner life of the revered Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë is painted vividly in the new period drama, Emily. Rising star Emma Mackey (Sex Education; the forthcoming Barbie movie) plays the tempestuous yet talented writer in Frances O'Connor's earthy and emotional movie. It's a speculative account of the inner demons and romantic spirit of one of the UK's most iconic yet enigmatic artists.
The movie paints an intimate picture of Emily's life with her siblings, Branwell (Fionn Whitehead), Charlotte (Alexandra Dowling) and Anne (Amelia Gething), the last two of whom were to become celebrated authors in their own right. It also charts a fictionalised yet swooning romance between Emily and local village curate Weightman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), which is bound to send hearts aflutter.
The movie screened last night for lucky members of the Cineworld Unlimited club, and we've rounded up some of their reactions. Scroll down to read them and discover why you ought to watch Emily when it's released at Cineworld this week.
Was definitely a different film, Slow Burn, was very atmospheric and felt a bit awkward at times (which I think was the aim) Great Story, very well acted and a whole range of emotions and a bit of comedy. Very different however a good watch 7/10 for me!— gavtom1986 (@gavtom1986) October 11, 2022
It was a very interesting film. The ending was sad however which I will not say the reason as I want you lot to check it out for yourselves. The story was good, the acting was fantastic and it was really well made overall. Score: 7.8/10! Grade: B+! Well Done Everyone! 😁😁😁— James Acraman (@JamesAcraman) October 11, 2022
Loved it. Wurthering Heights was a book I studied at school so I was totally engrossed in the movie and the possible inspiration to that novel.. I would say that it was a NOVEL idea. The cast were very good and Emma embodied the role of Emily. 8/10.— Darth Moo (@Liquidmoo0) October 11, 2022
Loved it!! Was sad but great ♥️ love love love Emma Mackey ♥️ x x x— Kim Duguid (@kimboduguid) October 11, 2022
Looking for more Cineworld Unlimited goodies? Then don't miss our preview screening of Bros, the funny and insightful new LGBTQ rom-com from writer-star Billy Eichner and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up). The movie screens on October 18 in advance of its release date, so check out the trailer below and we look forward to seeing you there.
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