Saturday, July 09, 2016
Love and Friendship
This one, Love and Friendship, is based on a Jane Austen story - Sense and Sensibility, Love and Friendship, you get the idea.
Whether or not the book is as full of irony and social commentary as the film, I have no idea. But the movie was much better than I had expected. It's basically the story of a young widow, who works through her contacts in society to find a new husband for herself and her teenage daughter. She is independent-minded, scheming, beautiful, witty, and she really doesn't care what people think of her, unless they are prospective suitors of course. Much more a 21st century independent cougar than what I imagine an 18th century widow would be! It just shows that human nature hasn't changed much over the centuries, I guess.
Very witty throughout. And it all works out beautifully for everybody in the end.