Love & Friendship is a must-see for Jane Austen fans, especially if they’re up for something wicked.

Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon, who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate while waiting for colourful rumours about a personal indiscretion to pass.

While there, the intelligent, flirtatious and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica — and herself, too. But two particularly handsome suitors complicate her orchestrations.

Love & Friendship has everything you could want from a Jane Austen adaptation — romance, beautiful period costumes and settings, and plenty of gossip and drama — but it also has wickedly funny quick-fire dialogue that sets it apart.

Love & Friendship

Directed by Whit Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Tom Bennett, and Aussie Xavier Samuel, Love & Friendship is in cinemas from Thursday 21 July.

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