Love & Friendship (2016)
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Of all the Jane Austin film adaptations, surprise surprise, this could well be the BEST....!!!!!!
Love & Friendship adapts Jane Austen's Lady Susan, a shorter work that seems to be about a prototypical Austen heroine - full of wit and feminist pragmatism - but really turns out to be about an Austenian VILLAIN, or at least, anti-heroine. Lady Susan is a delightfully horrible person, a destitute widow navigating her way (and her daughter's way) around rich family relations and even richer husband fodder, a journey to stability that is probably too complex to fathom in one viewing (I've accepted that Lady Susan's plans were improvised and full of dead ends), but nevertheless amusing, with some outstandingly funny performances along the way. Director Whit Stillman even finds a way to juggle Austen's large cast, proving her stories can be made to clock in at the 1h30 mark without losing anything, keeping the pace up, and thus, the humor.
Whit Stillman and Jane Austen, a match made in cinema.
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