CWR: "Love & Friendship" and the Holy Folly of the Twelve Commandments
The holy foolishness of Whit Stillman sharpens the wit of Jane Austen’s "Lady Susan" into wisdom
By Christopher S. Morrissey
Kate Beckinsale’s masterful performance as the charming but amoral Lady Susan Vernon in Whit Stillman’s hilarious Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship is a rare cinematic experience. Its memory stays with you long after viewing the film. While Stillman’s screenplay takes its inspiration, and plunders all the best lines, from Austen’s La...