‘Love & Friendship’

love-and-friendship-posterAn atypical Jane Austen in that this is a comedy of manners!

Intrigues aplenty as the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon (a splendid Kate Beckinsale – Underworld, The Aviator) plots to nab herself (or her 17 year-old daughter) a wealthy husband. More The Importance of Being Earnest than Pride & Prejudice as wit and repartee positively sparkles with Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, Zodiac) the flirtatious Lady Susan’s partner in crime.

Director Walt Stillman (Metropolitan, Damsels in Distress) breathes new life into the oeuvre, although the tale is ultimately so light that Love & Friendship does pall towards the end.

Rating: 60%

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