117 mins, USA, 2022, English
Principal Cast: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. But after being burned one too many times by women seeking only his money, Mr. Malcolm (Sope Dirisu) has developed a long list of requirements that must be met by any potential bride. When Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) fails to fulfill No. 4 — “converses in a sensible fashion” — the miffed maiden recruits her school friend from the country, Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto), in a scheme to give the gentleman a taste of his own medicine.
Fashioning herself into the perfect match for the picky Mr. Malcolm, Selina sets out to seduce the man into a proposal, plotting to dash his hopes by announcing that he does not meet her requirements. But as their plan unfolds, Selina grows unsure if her feelings for the eligible bachelor are still a charade, or if they are becoming real.
Lush with sumptuous costumes and vibrant balls, this Regency-era romantic comedy directed by Emma Holly Jones and based on the novel by Suzanne Allain (who also wrote the screenplay) proves that true love abides by no list or scheme.
Mr. Malcolm’s List | November 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
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