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Love & Friendship (2016)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 June 2016 (USA)
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Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally.

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Frederica Vernon
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Sir James Martin
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Lady Lucy Manwaring
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Lord Manwaring (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
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Miss Maria Manwaring
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Alicia Johnson
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Mr. Johnson
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Edward, Head Footman (as Jordan S. Waller)
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Owen
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Reginald DeCourcy
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Charles Vernon
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Mrs. Cross

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Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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Based on Jane Austen's comic gem See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Lady Susan  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$133,513 (USA) (13 May 2016)

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$14,013,564 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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This will be the second time Kate Beckinsale has starred as a character from a Jane Austen book. She previously portrayed Emma Woodhouse in Emma (1996) TV movie (not the one starring Gwyneth Paltrow of the same year). See more »

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At one point, one of the female characters complains that her husband is "not old enough to die soon", thereby letting her become a wealthy widow. However, her husband in the film is quite old for the time, appearing to be in his 60's. The average life expectancy in the period of 1750-1800 was only 35 years old. The wealthy lived longer, of course, but one was still not expected to live past 50 years of age at the time. See more »

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Lady Susan Vernon: Facts are horrid things.
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At the conclusion of the end credits, there is a line encouraging viewers to read the novel, "in which Lady Susan Vernon is thoroughly vindicated." See more »


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Ballet March
from "Amadis de Gaule"
[Charles & Sir James]
Composed by Johann Christian Bach
Performed by The Irish Film Orchestra, Mark Suozzo
(P) 2016 Sony Classical
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Weakly done
1 June 2016 | by (st.louis) – See all my reviews

Here's my beef with Love and Friendship. They told the story. Emphasis on told. Not sure if they didn't know how to build the character backgrounds and cultural implications into an hour and a half-ish flick or what. It's like they assumed you understood some things but, needed to explain the bulk of the story via Lady Susan. Instead of building the story via scenes and acting and playing out the idea and letting the audience think and work out the connections....leave a little to figure out if you got it right or not, Beckinsale's character basically narrarated everything that was going on. As we walked out, I said to my wife, Downton Abbey left a pretty high bar for period pieces. The Jane Austin story of relationships and status and morality was interesting enough. The presentation just plain left it all in the book. You read a book, and you know you're reading a book. Director Stillman just had the book read to us by actors. It wasn't as interesting as that may sound either. I don't know if it was budget over directing but, this was a disappointing movie-fication of a book. Even the period environment was stumbling and stiff. Oh yeah, a hand maiden should do this. Oh yeah, the footman or, doorman or butler would do this. It came across as a poorly staged amateur play, where there was no fluidity. Other reviews said you'd be laughing out loud. Maybe a few snickers and giggles. I was glad it was only 90-ish minutes. If you're coming to this because Downton Abbey made you a fan of that period of England, I'm sorry to tell you, you won't be satisfied by Love and Friendship.


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