Love & Friendship
- 1 hr 32 min
The pompous and often hilarious sentiment of Britain's Regency Era is illustrated in this film adaptation of one of Jane Austin's most popular novels. Lady Susan Vernon has been recently widowed, but decides to uphold a lifestyle of individual strength and poise. Though life in the Manwaring Estate is posh enough, the shadow of loneliness begins to invade every aspect of her existence. Lady Vernon constantly quells the advances of suitors who would love to combine family reputations and assets, and finds another route for fulfilling her odd desire for a fantasy arrangement. She decides to use the matrimonial availability of her daughter Frederica to open an entirely new realm of romantic possibilities for her daughter, and herself. Though plenty of vetted gentlemen are knocking Lady Vernon's door down, she has the insatiable desire to concoct, and see-through a plan on her own. Against the backdrop of gentrified life, Lady Vernon and Frederica attempt to maintain the essence of gentle-womanliness in a time in life when financial resources are running thin, and patience isn't even closely related to virtue. This tale proves that strong feminine plans for security and stature can overcome any situation.