5 Minutes for Books reviewer Elizabeth is here to share about the latest Jane Austen movie in this sponsored post.
Lady Susan is one of Austen’s unforgettable characters. Sharp-tongued, witty and intelligent, charming to men and annoying to women, she lives off her rich friends and relations, drifting from one house to the next. Her poor daughter has run away from her expensive boarding school, and her mother is determined to make her marry well–and find herself a new husband to boot. Lady Susan was one of Austen’s early creations, coming to life through a series of letters that compose a short novella which was never published in Austen’s lifetime. In fact, the title of the novella, Lady Susan, is itself a later creation. Now, the character is finding new life in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, opening in select theaters this week. Buy your tickets at Fandango right HERE.
Jane Austen’s work has long been fertile ground for movie-goers’ imaginations, but screen adaptations usually work best when the director uses his or her own imagination to recreate the scenes, thereby ensuring their timelessness. The reviews for Love and Friendship so far are terrific. David Edelstein, in his review on NPR’s Fresh Air, went so far as to say it’s an improvement on Jane’s original. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Savigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry, the film’s comedy of manners is a delight. The combination of Austen’s memorable dialogue with the formality of the times and a witty and intelligent comedy make a fantastic movie-going experience!
The reviews are in! See what the critics are saying about Love & Friendship here.
To celebrate the new release, one lucky reader will receive a prize pack. Thanks to Roadside Attractions for this offer. To enter, please use the widget below.
One (1) winner receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a Love & Friendship Prize Pack:
- $50 Amazon gift card
- Bookmark and copy of the book, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated by Whit Stillman
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