I was looking forward to this one, the shorts looked appealing. What is not to love about a costume drama based on a Jane Austen novella? Kate Beckinsale plays Lady Susan, a widow who is in search of a husband for herself and her daughter. I thought she did a fabulous job as the wicked and devious widow, she holds the movie well and keeps the momentum of the story going. All the characters were wonderful, with that certain charm that only British drama/comedies can offer.
Maybe I should not have gone to the cinema when I was tired, but I did get a bit bored and nodded off, which was a shame as I so wanted to love this little movie. 3/5