Look, this movie is based on a Jane Austen novel. I’m a 19 year old american male who enjoys video games. Simply put, I was not the target audience for Love & Friendship.
Now, I understand that a lot of people really like this movie, but for me, it was just a snooze. The whole thing plays like Eddie Izzard’s routine on boring British films. Also, for a film that’s supposed to be a comedy, I really didn’t find it all that funny. However, there were a number of moments when I thought to myself, ‘I probably would have laughed at that if I were 60.’
Kate Beckinsale’s performance never really clicked for me. From what I can gather, the role seems to be stronger on paper than Beckinsale was able to bring to the screen. Not that she’s bad or anything, but I don’t think she stands a chance to be nominated for an Oscar. (But she might get a Globe nomination.) As for the rest of the cast, they’re all… meh.
In fact, ‘meh’ seems to be the perfect word to describe my feelings on this movie. And I just know that people will want to rip me a new one for this review, but the fact is, this movie just wasn’t for me. Maybe you enjoy it. That’s perfectly fine. But if I’m being perfectly honest, there’s a part of me that wishes I just watched Pride & Prejudice & Zombies instead.