Love & Friendship Reviews

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May 1, 2020
It was great.
May 1, 2020
It's such a fun little romp.
March 21, 2020
Writer Whit Stillman's staccato dialogue (from his adapted screenplay), performed by what only could be described as a cast of character actors who used their brilliant instruments to elicit laughter and surprise from the viewer, is music to the ears.
October 21, 2019
It takes a little time to acclimate yourself to the stylized language and the fast pace at which the dialogue comes at you. Once you get into the rhythm and get involved in the subterfuge, this is a smart, funny film.
July 29, 2019
"I have no money and no husband," ravishing widow remarks while off to acquire both at the country estate of her in-laws.
July 26, 2019
Retains the tone and progression of Austen's story excellently.
April 12, 2019
Without a doubt the best comedy I have seen in a long time.
March 18, 2019
Love & Friendship immediately stands out as [Whit Stillman's] most purely confectionery film to date.
March 7, 2019
It's a novel transformed into cinema, but it's also a film that has allowed itself to be contaminated by literature. And that is the rarer, and greater, achievement.
February 21, 2019
Stillman's film is a delightful, affectionate Regency parody for audiences that appreciate language and style, with the added bonus of a twist in its tail.
December 31, 2018
Whit Stillman was meant to make a Jane Austen adaptation.
November 17, 2018
Together, Kate Beckinsale and writer/director Whit Stillman ensure that "Love And Friendship" charges along at a cracking pace as Lady Susan drives a coach and horses through polite society.
November 3, 2018
Whit Stillman's Love and Friendship can be best read as a largely satirical nod to the now hugely over-familiar Austen mini-genre of films prevalent since the mid '90s.
August 27, 2018
It's always wonderful to be reminded that Kate Beckinsale is an excellent actress.
August 23, 2018
Laugh-out-loud funny. As the scheming Lady Susan, Kate Beckinsale is so utterly committed to her character's ignoble motivations that it is delightful to follow her self-involved schemes,
August 23, 2018
Love & Friendship gleefully sprints right out of the gate.
August 22, 2018
Love and Friendship has to be one of the best adaptations of [Jane Austen's] work yet, and is perhaps Stillman's best film up to to his point as well.
August 14, 2018
Whitman takes these characters and finds the charm and delight in Love & Friendship, enough to be somewhat entertaining, but not completely enthralling.
May 1, 2018
The film is meticulous and quiet, giving each actor a moment to play against the shining perfection of Kate Beckinsale's scheming Lady Susan.
December 3, 2017
The average age of an Austen heroine is 19. Enter Lady Susan, a widowed mother of 40 or so. She is refined, attractive, and boasts a far superior intellect than the friends and family she surrounds herself with.
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