The Pursuit of Love
Matt Roush says...
Emily Mortimer writes, directs and plays a key role—as the bohemian “Bolter” (as in, leaving her family behind)—in a fabulously saucy three-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel set between the World Wars in Europe. Downton Abbey veteran Lily James stars as the free-spirited Linda, who falls in and out of love while her more inhibited best friend-for-life Fanny (Emily Beecham) looks on: sometimes with envy, sometimes with despair. The superb cast includes Fleabag’s irresistible Andrew Scott as the flamboyant Lord Merlin and The Affair’s Dominic West as Linda’s hilariously overbearing father. Love at times feels like the friskiest, funniest Masterpiece romance in ages.