Emma's War

5.31 h 32 min198713+
After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.
Clytie Jessop
Lee RemickMiranda OttoTerence Donovan
English [CC]
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Mark LeeBridey LeeDonal Gibson
Clytie JessopRobin DaltonAndrena FinlayDavid Hannay
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3.4 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

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  2. 27% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 17% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 16% of reviews have 1 stars
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Linda DavisReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A good World War II Movie...not the war of front lines battles but the homefront battles.
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The plot dealt with a teenage girl and her family during World War II. There many point of views shown in the movie: The unsafe city life, going to different schools, a house without a father, a lonely wife who took up alcohol, the young man who refused to go to war. The filmography was excellent with the nature scenes of the countryside, old cars, military uniforms and clothes of the era. Lee Remick was just beautiful and so talented.
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Olivia GriffinReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful photography and great acting
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This is a well-written story of family life back home during war time. It is a beautifully filmed story about the day-to-day lives of people during the 1950's. For people looking for a fast-paced--high drama war movie--THIS IS NOT THAT! Instead, here is a peaceful, relaxing tale of folks who are left behind when the war starts and the ups and downs caused by an absent father who is called up to go to war. I really liked the movie, but I thought the ending could have been done a lot better.
S. BusaReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Totally boring and goes nowhere
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I suffered through the first 36 minutes. Totally boring and goes nowhere.
TruthgirlReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Boring-to me.
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Couldn't watch. I was too bored. Sorry.
AmazonCustomerReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time
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Waste of film....very boring
Rose KReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
One Star
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What a waste of film and effort. There was no plot!!!
Miami GirlReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2017
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One Star
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Lorenzo McNallyReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lee Remick plays her part exquisitely as she always does ...
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Lee Remick plays her part exquisitely as she always does, she even squeaks a tell tale
Aussie accent to the sharp ear. My mother was Emma's age exactly during the war.
The girls with the long braided tales and knee high socks we're typical in those years.
The Australian accent is more consistent and quite lovely with the women and girls.
The men have more character to their accents. Having lived in Australia myself
after 6 months no one could tell I was an American, on occasion I would have to
show my American ID and speak "American," and many Australians would have
none of my fake American accent. I meant to go back to Australia. But, life doesn't
always cooperate. I watch every drama I can from Down Under and they hold a special
place in my heart and mind, along with my British friends. The heart and soul of the
World was saved by the British, Australian and American service men and their families
back home. Emma's War is a little gem of space and time in Australia during the second
World war.
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