Love & Friendship
- 92 min
- Directed by: Whit Stillman
- Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry
Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.
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Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.
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Love & Friendship23 May 2016
Delightful Austen adaptation from cult favourite Whit Stillman, with Kate Beckinsale
A discerning cult rejoice when there is a new treat from writer-director Whit Stillman, who has made only five films in 26 years. His 1990 debut, the original charmer Metropolitan, was an ironic social comedy set among Manhattan debutantes and preppies…
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