Love & Friendship [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5537201
  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 40)

Special Features


  • Behind the scenes featurette

Synopsis


Love & Friendship
In 18th century England, the widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) attempts to solve her financial problems by landing a wealthy husband during a visit to her in-laws. However, her scheming is complicated by the sudden appearance of her teenage daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark), and soon the two women are caught up in a love rectangle with a courtier (Xavier Samuel) and a suitor who's as rich as he is stupid (Tom Bennett). Chloë Sevigny co-stars as a friend of Susan's who tries to help with her matchmaking. Written and directed by Whit Stillman (who adapted the script from an early work by Jane Austen), Love & Friendship made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kate Beckinsale
    Kate Beckinsale - Lady Susan Vernon Martin
  • Xavier Samuel
    Xavier Samuel - Reginald DeCourcy
  • Emma Greenwell
    Emma Greenwell - Catherine Vernon
  • Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry - Mr Johnson
  • Jenn Murray
    Jenn Murray - Lady Manwaring



Overall customer rating

3.5
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Incomprehensible mess.

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    jackinjax
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    If you, as I did, are expecting another Jane Austen novel made into a satisfying movie, beware, this isn't one of those. This was an incomprehensible mess. The script as well as the acting was more like a stage production. For that matter, the background music was also. You would be hard pressed to connect with a single character. The best thing about this movie is that it's only about an hour and a half long.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Jane Austen?

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    ChuckK42
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    My wife and I are big Jane Austen fans. The quality of the picture, sound and detail are fine but not reference quality. We can't point to any one area but this doesn't feel like a Jane Austen story. It seems a bit contrived or perhaps like a rough draft that was never finished. If you like British period pieces, this will work for you. We just wish it flowed better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious period drama

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    Tdetwile
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    I saw this in the theater with my wife (along with me, there was one more 30-something man in the audience with his wife; everyone else was either female or senior!) It is fresh, funny, and well cast, with very clever dialogue. We loved it and bought it on Blu-ray to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but weird love comedy.

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    tomtom3
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    It is overall a decent movie. The comedy takes some getting use to. It is a great clean movie for you and your family. If I could, I would give it 3.5 stars. I wish it was a little cheaper like 10-12 dollars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Austen

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    Moviefan
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    I had high hopes for this last Jane Austen novel to movie. Unfortunately the heroine does not have anything to make me want to root for her as I did with Emma, P & P, S & S. Maybe another viewing when I'm not so tired.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    skip it

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    Sweetone2
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    was hoping for a period piece classic, but this was a total borefest. don't waste your time on this one, watch Kubrick"s Barry Lyndon again instead. if you suffer from insomnia, then this movie will be just perfect.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not typical Jane Austen

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    Detroit
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    This movie was hard to follow at first as it has a great many characters. It is funny and enjoyable. But if you are thinking of Pride and Prejudice or Persuasion, this does not resemble those movies in the least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Minuteman200
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    Got this for my wife who is a Jane Austin movie fan. she liked it alot. it is a beatifully made movie costumes were outstanding and the antagonist was pretty evil. BUY it if you like any of Austins stories.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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