• Love & Friendship (2016)

Love & Friendship

Release Date: May 13th, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 6th, 2016

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Justin Edwards

Director: Whit Stillman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Westerly Films, Chic Films, Blinder Films

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: 2010s , London , Growing up , Charming , England , Amusing , Heartwarming , Emotional , Friend , Forbidden love , Love , Friendship , Passionate , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    There is not an ounce of flourish to the filmmaking, but that’s always been the director’s aesthetic. His embellishments come in subtler forms, with witty dialogue and memorable characters—traits that Love and Friendship offers in abundance. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    One of the things that distinguishes Love & Friendship from the multitude of Austen adaptations - the worthy and the less so - is its heroine. Lady Susan Vernon, a widow of devilish charms, is as frank and fearless a character as Austen ever imagined. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cheeky in its approach as well as spirited and good-natured, this enterprising adaptation of the author’s relatively unfamiliar early novella Lady Susan remains buoyant through most of its short running time but lacks the stirring emotional hooks found in the best Austen works, on the page as well as the screen. show more

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