Let's begin with Emma, all right? Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma was good in some ways, but bad in others. She was very dignified (usually) and you could tell she was proud. Her acting was very good, especially during the Box Hill scene (which was the one scene I prefer over the 2009 version), and she portrayed book-Emma reasonably well. However, I do have a slight complaint: she's very slender and willowy, so she makes everyone beside her look bigger and taller and stronger than they are. That's all right if she's standing next to a man, but Harriet should not look like she can overpower Emma!
That aside, Ewan McGregor did a great job with the part (sans the hair- compared to this, Aaronjolras looks like he has a crew cut), and I can't decide whether he's my favorite Frank or not.
|Sorry the picture is blurry- it was the best I could find.|