THE FAVOURITE

Watch Trailer Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.SarahtakesAbigailunderherwingandAbigailseesachanceatareturntoheraristocraticroots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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Running Time: 119 min119 MIN
R Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

What makes The Favourite work are its women -- who rule, both literally within the movie and outwardly, dominating our enjoyment.

Joshua Rothkopf
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