Best Of British Season – Love & Friendship - PG
Based on the Jane Austen novella ‘Lady Susan’ and set in 1790s London on rural English estates, Love and Friendship is a tale of matchmaking and heart-breaking. Refined and very witty, Stillman’s script is filled with sharp humour, much of it deployed superbly straight-faced by Beckinsale’s Lady Susan. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, this film has received critical acclaim and has been a box office success.
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Kate Beckinsale is a becoming widow without means in an adaptation that reinvigorates the breeches, buttons and bows cliches.
Though the deliciously barbed dialogue stays firmly in period, the emotions bubbling up under the film's cultivated surface have a this-just-in tartness.