Love & Friendship In Theaters Now!!! (Plus Giveaway)


LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is an adaptation of young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, believed to have been written in the mid 1790s but revised up to a fair copy prepared in 1805 and finally published by her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, in 1871.

Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.


Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica, played by Morfydd Clark.

Chloë Sevigny, who starred with Beckinsale in Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco (1998), plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the “very Respectable” Mr. Johnson.


The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and silly but cheerful — and very rich — Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett).

Lady Susan’s designs are vehemently opposed by the DeCourcy clan: Reginald’s sister, Catherine DeCourcy Vernon (Emma Greenwell); his mother, Lady DeCourcy (Jemma Redgrave) and father, Sir Reginald DeCourcy (James Fleet).   But Susan’s brother-in-law, magnanimous Charles Vernon (Justin Edwards), prefers to see her, and everyone, with a benevolent regard.


After a series of dramatic turns at Churchill, Lady Susan finally risks destruction when her jealous rival, Lady Lucy Manwaring (Jenn Murray), arrives in London to make a shocking revelation, leading to the denouement of denouements.

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If this is leaving you wanting to see more, please check out the trailer:

Now for the goodies!!! One (1) lucky winner will receive a Love & Friendship Prize Pack:

  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • T-Shirt
  • Bookmark and copy of the Book, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated by Whit Stillman


Love & Friendship

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This is a sponsored post/contest with Roadside Attractions. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. I’ve seen the previews for this movie, and I can’t wait to see the actual movie. Kate Beckinsale is one of my favorite actresses.

    Posted 5.23.16
  2. Jeanette wrote:

    I have never heard of this movie! I have a friend that loves the period stuff like this I will tell her to check it out.

    Posted 5.23.16
  3. Kristin G wrote:

    My favorite is Pride and Prejudice. I would love to watch this movie with my mom!

    Posted 5.23.16
  4. lisa wrote:

    This looks like a movie I would love to see. It sounds fun for a girls movie date.

    Posted 5.23.16
  5. Mami2jcn wrote:

    I like Emma.

    Posted 5.23.16
  6. Sarah wrote:

    This looks like a great movie to watch, the giveaway is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 5.23.16
  7. shelly peterson wrote:

    I like Pride & Prejudice. This one looks good too.

    Posted 5.23.16
  8. Elena wrote:

    My favorite is Pride and Prejudice.

    Posted 5.23.16
  9. rika wrote:

    Cant’ wait to see this movie. I love Kate Beckinsale.. She is so pretty and talented

    Posted 5.23.16
  10. Gah I can’t wait to see this! I need to find it in a theatre near me.

    Posted 5.24.16
  11. Cheryl wrote:

    My favorite Jane Austen book is Pride and Prejudice.

    Posted 5.24.16
  12. Jay Simms wrote:

    This looks like a really great movie. Maybe I can drag my husband out to see it.

    Posted 5.24.16
  13. Jennifer wrote:

    I would love to see this movie!

    Posted 5.24.16
  14. Kathy wrote:

    This looks like it will be a good movie. I can’t wait to see this. Great giveaway as well!

    Posted 5.24.16
  15. Lynndee wrote:

    I’ve always liked watching Kate Beckinsale. She’s such a versatile actress. Would love to see this film.

    Posted 5.24.16
  16. ricci wrote:

    I have seen the previews for this and can’t wait to see it in theaters! Looks like it will be a great movie for sure!!

    Posted 5.24.16
  17. I haven’t seen the previews for this movie. It sounds interesting though. I’ll have to to add it to my list.

    Posted 5.24.16
  18. jamie wrote:

    This looks fun! I love anything with a historic setting. I can get lost in the clothes and architecture.

    Posted 5.24.16
  19. Natalie wrote:

    My favorite Jane Austen book would have to be Emma.

    Posted 5.25.16
  20. Laura wrote:

    Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen book. I don’t have a favorite British comedy though.

    Posted 5.25.16
  21. Eloise wrote:

    I’ve never seen this, but I DO love a good laugh… if it’s hilarious I must watch!

    Posted 5.26.16
  22. Priscilla S. wrote:

    My favorite Jane Austen book is Pride and Prejudice and my favorite British comedy is a hilarious documentary series called An Idiot Abroad.

    Posted 5.27.16
  23. emily l wrote:

    My favorite is definitely Sense & Sensibility.

    Posted 5.28.16
  24. Jessie C. wrote:

    Emma is my favorite.

    Posted 5.28.16
  25. Michelle C wrote:

    This movie looks great! My favorite is Pride and Prejudice.

    Posted 5.29.16
  26. DJ wrote:

    Sense and Sensibility is my favorite.

    Posted 5.30.16
  27. Erika W. wrote:

    My favorite Jane Austen novel is Pride and Prejudice. I have read it countless times.

    Posted 5.31.16

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