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589 Ratings

Love & Friendship

Love and Friendship

Directed by Whit Stillman
United States, Ireland, 2016
Drama, Romance


1790s: Widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society, decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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Love & Friendship Directed by Whit Stillman

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

The result is a thoroughly individuated and breathing adaptation, a film that finds a natural marriage of Stillman’s never-miss-a-beat verbosity and the knotty discourse of high society one-upmanship.
January 06, 2017
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Stillman’s first period film (I know, I know; Last Days of Disco was set in the past, but this one goes back centuries, not a couple decades) is his most antic and laugh-out-loud funny.
December 27, 2016
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A perfect marriage of source material and directorial vision, Stillman’s Love & Friendship is a sumptuously designed depiction of Georgian England that employs its extravagant costumes and opulent settings to comment on the massive economic stakes at play beneath the plot’s surface melodrama.
December 09, 2016
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