Love And Friendship Movie + A Giveaway

It’s giveaway time! Get excited because not only is there a Jane Austen book + bookmark involved (hooray!), there’s also a $100 Amazon gift card and movie t-shirt up for grabs.

Let’s talk about the new movie and what this means for you.

// This post is in partnership with Roadside Attractions.  Thank you for always being so gracious to Petit Elefant sponsors. // 

love & friendship movie

The new movie, Love & Friendship (in theaters now) is based on the unfinished Jane Austen novella, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated by Whit Stillman. Have you ever heard of it or read it?  I didn’t even know it existed which means I’m about to head own a Jane Austen rabbit hole of reading, which, let’s be honest, is the very best kind.  Especially because this book is apparently right up there with the rest of Jane Austen’s hilariously witty body of work.  I’m kind of dying I didn’t know this existed and am now extra excited to see the movie (with Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny) which is all about a foxy young widow (Kate Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill to live with her in-laws, while she waits for the dust to settle on a handful of rumors circulating about her in polite society.

It’s the best sort of premise for any Jane Austen novel, isn’t it?  I can’t wait to see it.

Jane Austen book

Now onto the giveaway!  Here’s what’s up for grabs.

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted.  Thanks for entering!

One (1) winner receives a Love & Friendship Prize Pack:

  • $100 Amazon gift card
  • T-Shirt
  • Bookmark and copy of the Book, Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated by Whit Stillman

Open to US mailing addresses only.  Prizing courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Jane Austen


  • To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below with your email address so we can contact you if you win.


  • This giveaway ends Monday, May 23rd at midnight, MST.


Visit Love & Friendship for more movie details.  Like on Facebook + follow Love & Friendship on Twitter and Instagram.

Good luck with the giveaway!

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Paula North :

    Oh wow. I didn’t know it existed either. I will follow you down the rabbit hole.

  2. Lisa Brown :

    I would love to see this production, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Jen Galan :

    I am excited for this!

  4. Robyn Edmunds Popham :

    I have never heard of this book. I love Jane Austen!

  5. JulieLam :

    Can’t wait to see this movie!! LOVE Jane Austen!!!

  6. Mita :

    We can not wait to see this movie.

  7. Peggy :

    Looking forward to seeing this movie!

  8. Liesel :

    How fun! I can’t wait to see it.

  9. Sofia O. :

    I’m swooning (Jane Austen-style) over this prize package!

  10. Patti :

    Yes, I just heard about it last week. I’m surprised my Austen friends haven’t brought this one up before. Sounds like it could be a great girls night out!

  11. Barb :

    I’ve read it! I’m excited to see an adaptation of it.

  12. Kim :

    My husband would appreciate not paying to see this movie. Because, we are going.

  13. Lori Van Wagoner :

    So exciting. I’d never heard of it u til last week and I love that I get a little new Austen.

  14. Emily elling :

    I am in! Can’t wait to see the film.

  15. Beth :

    What? There’s another Jane Austen book??? Can’t wait to read it!

  16. Yami Klaus :

    This movie looks so interesting! I can’t wait to see it!

  17. Jennifer :

    Thanks! I can’t wait to see this movie. Bough it will be a some weeks before it makes it to my town. Thanks!

  18. Hiedi Blackwelder :

    Yes! I love Jane Austen. How exciting to have another story to enjoy. I am excited to see it, and had not heard of it until you posted! Thanks for keeping me up-to-date.

  19. L smyth :

    So fun!

  20. Naomi :

    Whit Stillman adapting Jane Austen? It’s like a word nerd dream come true, with period costumes thrown in!

  21. Delaina Swallow :

    Jane Austen is a favorite! It would be awesome to win!

  22. SS :

    Intriguing! Thanks for including the trailer

  23. Mami2jcn :

    This movie looks good!

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  24. Qui :

    Sounds like a movie and book I’d enjoy! :)

  25. Tina Gummert :

    This looks fabulous. I love her whit, her banter and clear depictions of humans as a whole. During college, I used to watch Pride and Prejudice the one with Keira Knightley constantly. It was a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon movie to curl up on the couch with. I have a feeling that I may *love* this one just as much. Thanks for sharing this gem!

  26. Melanie Hess :

    I didn’t manage to score a ticket to this at Sundance this year and I was SO sad. I can’t wait to see it. It looks amazing!

  27. Sara :

    Now I am making plans to see this movie ASAP! I didn’t even know it existed and I love me some Jane Austen. Thanks for the heads up!

  28. Rebecca Killpack :

    Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for the review and education! Now I have a great book to pick up and read along with a movie that is sure to entertain! Thank you.

  29. Faith :

    This giveaway is amazing!!

  30. Crystal :

    I can’t wait to watch the movie!

  31. Laura :

    I’ve just heard about this movie in the past few days! I am always excited for a Jane Austen adaptation! Super excited to see this!

  32. Whitney :

    This looks so exciting!

  33. Robbin :

    So rad!!!

  34. Jamie :

    Love, love, love Jane Austen!

  35. Jenny :

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I hadn’t heard of this movie yet until this post.

  36. Brittney :

    I can’t wait to go see it!

  37. Erin Ellis :

    How fantastic! I can’t wait to see this movie. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  38. Kelly D :

    This looks like a great movie.

  39. Angelique C :

    I cannot wait to see this , I have a Girls day planned with my Step-mother to see this!

  40. Heather :

    I will be reading this now too, thanks!

  41. Heather S :

    This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to see it! And thanks for the lovely giveaway! :)

  42. Linda :

    The movies looks so good! I can’t wait to see it in the theater. Thanks for the chance.

    cbythesea5 at gmail dot com

  43. Asha dornfest :

    This comment is for my husband, Rael, the biggest Austenite I know. He LOVES her work. #understatement

  44. rrjane011749 :

    Looks like a great movie!

  45. HS kraftmaking :

    I can’t wait to see this movie.

  46. Danzel :

    I own a copy of the (unfinished) book, but haven’t read it. I am so excited to see the movie, though! silvershoesandrabbitholes[at]gmail[dot]com

  47. Suzanne :

    Fun!! Thanks!!

  48. Julie :

    I’d love to win this!

  49. Carly :

    what a fun movie. I so want to see it! Hope I win!

  50. Julie Wood :

    This movie looks amazing! I want to see it. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
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  51. LaTanya :

    I am super excited about this movie!

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  52. shelly peterson :

    I would love to read this book and see the movie.
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  53. Betsy Barnes :

    This really looks good, can hardly wait!

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  54. Lauren :

    This looks like a surprisingly funny movie!

  55. Ken C :

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  56. Amanda Sakovitz :

    I really want to see this!

  57. Kristin M :

    I am super excited about this. Thanks!

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  59. Christine :

    Weee! I love a giveaway! Why havent i heard of this movie yet? It sounds like a winner.

  60. Charity Cram :

    Thank you for the chance to win! I am so excited to see this movie!

  61. Gina M :

    As a big Jane Austen fan, I am really looking forward to this movie!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  62. Linda :

    Really wanting to see this movie! :)

  63. beth :

    I am so excited for this movie. I love Jane Austen and this looks so funny!
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  64. Joti B :

    This sounds like a nice movie, Can’t wait to see this.

  65. donna :

    i really really want to see this!

  66. Evie B. :

    I can’t wait to see the movie in theaters!

  67. Tabathia B :

    I thought the trailer was hilarious and interested in seeing this interpretation of her work

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  68. Margot C :

    I can’t wait to see the film. I adore Whit Stillman; I’ve seen all of his movies. ‘The Last Days of Disco’ was a really good film. Plus, look at Kate Beckinsale; I never would have thought that she had a performance like that in her!

    • Margot C :

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  69. DEBIJOT :

    I am excited to see this movie.

  70. ann :

    i’d love to see this!

  71. Sharon :

    It’s on my must-see list. Thanks!

    • Sharon :

      email: rusthawk at gmail dot com

  72. Amanda Morris :

    I would really love it if I win these things

  73. Laurajj :

    Oh I am so excited to see this! I love Jane Austen’s books and cannot wait to read this one before going to see it in the theater! I think my favorite of hers was Emma!
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  74. Jennifer W :

    I really enjoyed the trailer for this movie and I can’t wait to see it.

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  75. Kristen :

    I’m looking forward to seeing this.

  76. Julie :

    I can’t wait to see this movie

  77. Breanne :

    I’d love to see this!

  78. Jenny Scheldberg :

    Era movies are the best! I’d definitely go see this with one of my girlfriends.

  79. prasert :

    My wife loves jane austen so she’s super excited for this movie!

  80. Crystal McKinley :

    This is the first I’ve heard of that book and movie. I love all things Jane Austin. Thanks