Love & Friendship

Posted on May 28, 2016


Love & Friendship – Jane Austen fans will love this movie. Kate Beckinsale is positively perfect as the beautiful widow Lady Susan trying to secure her and her daughter Frederica’s (Morfydd Clark) future. She’s a master at manipulation, getting everyone to do her bidding and expecting nothing less. She has a singular way with words. Tom Bennett is also delightful at playing Sir James Martin, a total dimwit with a large fortune.

It’s an era of footmen with powdered wigs and politeness to the max. Wonderful costumes, fabulous hats. All that genteelness with sharp wit and intelligence. It’s very enjoyable but hard to understand some of the English language.