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Love & Friendship (2016)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 June 2016 (USA)
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Love & Friendship is a movie starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, and Xavier Samuel. 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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... Lady Susan Vernon
... Frederica Vernon
... Sir James Martin
... Lady Lucy Manwaring
... Lord Manwaring (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
... Miss Maria Manwaring
... Alicia Johnson
... Mr. Johnson
Jordan Waller ... Edward, Head Footman (as Jordan S. Waller)
... Owen
... Approaching Gentleman
... Reginald DeCourcy
... Catherine DeCourcy Vernon
... Charles Vernon
... 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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3 June 2016 (USA)  »

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Lady Susan  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,513, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,013,564, 16 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,848,959, 4 August 2016
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Morrfyd Clark and Emma Greenwell, who play Fredrica and Catherine Vernon, were in another Austen adaption/parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) as Georgiana and Caroline Bingley. See more »

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Lady Susan puts perfume in one hand, but smells the other. 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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Love Will Find Out The way
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Performed by The Irish Film Orchestra, Mark Suozzo
(P) 2016 Sony Classical
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This Jane Austen story falls pretty flat
14 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

The funniest character in the film is James Martin. He steals every scene he's in and each time he was on the screen I couldn't stop laughing. Unfortunately, he isn't in a lot of the film, and the rest of the movie's humor comes in the form of pithy one liners at the end of every scene. Sometimes I'd chuckle at those, but that'd be about it. There aren't any weak links in the cast, they all do a great job with what they're given, but I wish they were given something better. The movie moves at an incredibly slow pace, and with not a lot ever going on, it often feels like I'm being read a Jane Austen novel rather than watching a movie adaptation. The movie isn't "bad" by any means but there's so little going for it that I would consider noteworthy I can't really find myself ever wanting to sit through Love & Friendship again. Maybe if you absolutely LOVE period dramas from a design standpoint or are a huge Jane Austen fan, you'll get more out of this movie than I did, but otherwise there isn't much here.


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