The Favorite (2018)

 

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

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.Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail see sachance at are turn to her  aristocraticroots. 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.

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)

Genre: Drama

Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos

Written By: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

In Theaters: Nov 23, 2018  Limited

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Waypoint

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