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Published June 17th 2016
Adapted from Jan Austen's little known about novella
Love and Friendship
Love and Friendship provided lots of laughs for the all-female audience. The movie is based on an adaption of Jane Austen's novella 'Lady Susan'. She is believed to have written the story in the mid 1790s and revised it later, but it wasn't published until 1871 long after her death by her nephew.
The movie is based on Lady Susan Vermon's (played superbly by the beautiful Kate Beckinsale) scheming ways to find a husband for herself and her daughter Frederica. She regularly meets with her best friend Alicia (Chloe Sevigny) to discuss her predicament.
The men take second place in this movie with the wealthy but simple Sir James (played by Tom Bennett) and the rather dashing Reginald (Australia's Xavier Samuel). I think you'll either love or cringe at the scenes where Sir James wonders what peas are and how Churchhill became named.
This comedy of matchmaking and heart-break is set in the opulent estates of eighteenth-century English society. It was directed by Academy Award nominated Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco).
Love and Friendship is for fans of Jane Austin's work and English period dramas. The movie is coming to cinemas in Australia from Thursday 21st July 2016.