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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.

Director:

Whit Stillman

Writers:

Whit Stillman, Jane Austen (based on her novella "Lady Susan")
7 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Lady Susan Vernon
Morfydd Clark ... Frederica Vernon
Tom Bennett ... Sir James Martin
Jenn Murray ... Lady Lucy Manwaring
Lochlann O'Mearáin ... Lord Manwaring (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
Sophie Radermacher ... Miss Maria Manwaring
Chloë Sevigny ... Alicia Johnson
Stephen Fry ... Mr. Johnson
Jordan Waller Jordan Waller ... Edward, Head Footman (as Jordan S. Waller)
Ross Mac Mahon ... Owen
Frank Prendergast ... Approaching Gentleman
Xavier Samuel ... Reginald DeCourcy
Emma Greenwell ... Catherine DeCourcy Vernon
Justin Edwards ... Charles Vernon
Kelly Campbell ... Mrs. Cross
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Opportunistic, devious, shrewd, calculating, cunning, unprincipled See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Ireland | France | Netherlands

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Susan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lady Susan Vernon: Ah, mortality. Our mortality and that of others, but most particularly our own, is the hardest and most intractable hand life can deal us.
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Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

Prélude
Composed by Henri Frémart
[Frederica at Church, Encounters Reginald]
Performed by The Irish Film Orchestra, Mark Suozzo
(P) 2016 Sony Classical
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Hmmm...
5 September 2016 | by fil-nik09See all my reviews

With the current rating at seven which I have seen before the film, I thought that the film would be a good one, but I was wrong. This is not a good film ( for me). Although I do like films with similar settings and I do liked the films which seems to be more of a theatre plays than actual films, this one was ...

rather boring, not really entertaining, not funny at all ( as the film poster and some critics said), quite rushed ( if I may say) and you do not really get to understand the motives behind some of the characters moves. And that rococco /baroque music was not really fitting in my opinion.

As for the actors/acting... as I mentioned, the film is close to a theatre play, so, yes, the actors were kinda good for a piece of theatre but for the film... not so sure.

I would only recommend to watch this if you really really do not have anything else to watch. It is not entirely boring and uninteresting, but it is far from an entertaining piece.

My rating is four ( though it may deserves a star more).


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