The Favourite (15)

Director Yorgos Lanthimos. Biography/Comedy/Drama


Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. Queen Anne occupies the throne but is frail, so Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. New servant Abigail arrives and while Sarah is caught up in the politics of war, she fills in as the Queen's companion. Their friendship gives Abigail a chance to fulfill her ambition of returning to her aristocratic roots and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Mixed feelings about the film but all thought Olivia Coleman a worthy Oscar winner. Many felt it was good to see three strong female leads and many not happy with the ending.

Although superbly acted, some of the filming techniques and music design sometimes were a distraction to the storyline. Also comments were made about the unexpected amount of swearing in the dialogue.

Excellent film, however some of the audience found it challenging.

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