— OFCS (@ofcs) December 27, 2016
Brooklyn Magazine picks Tom Bennett’s performance in Love & Friendship as one of the best of the year. Certainly Bennett deserves an Oscar. Rarely does an actor jump out of the screen as he does and steal every scene he is in.
— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) June 17, 2016
Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh has this to say about Love & Friendship (one of the top 21 films of the year, picked by Newsweek):
The dialogue delights the ear and mind; there are lots of laughs; and the spirit of Lady Susan, brought to impish life by Beckinsale, is balm for the female soul. That apparently is what Stillman intended. “I’m a pleasure seeker, and I want people to have 90 minutes of pleasure, not pain,” he said recently. “To have a positive, interesting world, cheerful in some way—I like that.” So do we. —Nina Burleigh
Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship is listed at number 6 for the best 50 films of 2016. Article by Catherine Shoard for the Guardian, December 9th, 2016.
The brightest star is Tom Bennett, whose affable but extraordinarily stupid Sir James Martin is a comic creation that makes you giggle even at the distant memory.
“Facts are horrid things,” declares Susan when they threaten to mildly scupper her plans. This fiction is a perfect delight.