Love & Friendship

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Wickedly funny adaptation based on Austen novella.

PG 2016 92 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+
My 12 year old loves all things Jane Austen and so we looked forward to this film. There are parts that are very witty and overall it was enjoyable. At times it was slow and boring and other times, we had to pause it to be sure we understood what was happening due to the actors' rapid speech. As noted, there is little objectionable about this movie, although there is a fair bit of talk and suggestion about people having affairs on their spouse(s). We all thought it was a little strange that (SPOILER ALERT) the mother and daughter ended up marrying each other's fiancé ... but such is Jane Austen. Nothing too remarkable in terms of take-away messages, but nothing much offensive either.
age 10+

Excellent and beautifully done!A++

I say children should know more about this period of history. Rock on Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen - the past was beautiful and very genteel. If you are American then you can get a taste of the most powerful country on earth at the time - the UK .Plenty of decorum unlike todays world of hussies, selfies and plastic surgery!

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