Love & Friendship

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: May 27, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver - May 27, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver
June 3 - Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria

DVD: September 6, 2016
Blu-ray: September 6, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 2.79
based on 28 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Justin Edwards, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry, Chloe Sevigny


Beautiful and manipulative young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), known as "the most accomplished flirt in all England" visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While there, she tries to find a husband for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica.

In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel), the rich and silly Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett) and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring (Lochlann O'Mearáin), complicating matters severely.

Based on Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan.

Director: Whit Stillman
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Lauranne Bourrachot, Katie Holly
Screenplay: Whit Stillman

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  • 1 star "Drivil. I left after 20 minutes. My wife saw it through but didn't seem impressed"
  • 1 star "I typically love this era and style of movie, but really didn't like this one....incredibly boring"
  • 4 stars "witty & fantastic. Beckinsale is wonderful and Stillman is in fine form as usual."