• Annisa Nurul Rahmawati

Love and Friendship Review Film

Love and Friendship Film Review

‘Love and Friendship’ is a Hollywood’s film from America directed by With Stillman. Has a background in 1970 era, this film is adapted from novella “ Lady Susan” by Jane Austen. This film wich rilis in 13 Mei 2016 has 92 minutes duration and producted by Westerly Films, Blinder Films, Chic Films, and Revolver films. Beside Kate Beckinsale, Morfydd Clark, and Xavier Samuel, this film will be completed by Emma Greenwell, Justin Edwards,Tom Bennet, Chloe Sevigny , Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray, and Stephen Fry.

“Love and Friendship” show the love story and friendship between mother and her daughter. Lady Susan Vernon ( Kate Beckinsale), a jenius lady is a widow who lost her glamor live after divorce with her husband. She is very love her daughter Frederica Vernon (Morfydd Clark) do everything to make their live better. But the situation change when bad hearsay about her come and make them move to other place. Then Lady Susan stay in her sister in-law’ Catherine Vernon (Emma Greenwell) house. She is very car about Frederica future, and she want Frederica and Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett) a wealthy young suitor married. But the situation became bad when she meet Catherine Vernon’s brother (Xavier Samuel).

This film show how a mother really want to make her daughter happy, although the manner is wrong. When we watch it, we will find mind conflict between the characters, especially Lady Susan who shrewd stringing up words. It show Frederica make effort to obedienting her mother although her heart don’t want it. The setting of this film is beautiful. With take place in 1970 era, this film discovered by castil, the appeareance of noble family, and nature condition which still natural which can make eyes refreshing. This film is recommended to adult who like analyzing minds because the plot only focus in onflict between characters.

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