In early 18th-century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her closest friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), governs the country while tending to Anne’s health. When new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes Abigail under her wing as she cunningly schemes to return to her aristocratic roots, setting off an outrageous rivalry to become the Queen’s favourite.
. England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.. The Favourite Wiki
Honestly I hadn't heard much about the Favourite and I'm a total movie junkie, who I have heard of tho, is Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, I wasn't yet familiar w Olivia Coleman but gottdamn I am glad to have seen her and Rachel n Emma on screen. Truly, each woman, deserved at the very least a golden globe and for Rachel, she should have won the oscar! She's perfect in genre films her beauty and brains, charms and wit to burn, make her the perfect woman to play Sarah Churchill. She just nailed every moment. I was so tickled when she mouthed to Abigail "you will be back in the street" w a coy little smile.. she just killed this role, she's just phenomenal. Emma was perfection as the love able wanna get-ahead once lady turned servant girl, absolutely adorable. She's hysterically funny and made for this role. And hello Olivia! She just nailed it! I really believed in her as a queen without a clue, I felt for her, I also hope she n Rachel got on as well as they did off set as they did on set. Their friendship was exactly right. I can't say enough great things about this film-5 stars all day, you don't have to be a centuries old genre lover- or just a woman to be entertained. This hits on all angles. Oh! Especially the wigs! Standing ovation to the wardrobe and makeup n hair dpt. They got it perfectly wherein other movies I think they've had the wigs wrong all along and only til I saw the Favourite did I realize the thing about "a gentleman must be pretty" and that the wigs on the men should be fluffy and as true to real hair as poss. even tho it's clearly drag, the hair dpt n makeup dpt won me over. An extra pearl- watching Rachel Weisz in her costumes was like looking at a peony in full bloom- delightful. A must see for those who love a catty and scandalous true story. 2 thumbs up, 10 stars on IMDb and 5 stars here.
Great acting but this film is not a comedy! I found it very disturbing.
High production value, excellent acting, dreadful movie. Save your money
I was so looking forward to this for many reason, Colman, Stone to name a few. But despite the wonderful strong women featured in the film it was bitterly disappointing. I turned it off half way through... so glad I didn’t waste money on it at the movies...
Even though I read a review that said: Don't do it!--I bought this movie because I was looking forward to it. I wouldn’t.
Beautifully filmed slightly sarcastic with loads of dry Witt, Stunning photography !! If you like period era movies you should like this, the only thing I found a little odd was the use of harsh language other than that yeah loved it
unnecesszrily vulgar - a shame. didn't have to be.
Couldn’t even get through and hour. I wanted to like this but I couldn’t. I didn’t like the fisheye lens made it even worse. It felt like I was watching a security camera many times.
1. Historically inaccurate. Okay, I’ll give them a partial pass on this one. Even good period dramas may suffer from this drawback, but this was taken to another level. 2. Cartoonishly caricatured characters, none of whom are even remotely sympathetic by the end, or worse: not funny. 3. The most extreme interpretation of piecemeal historical records surrounding the relationships that existed between Abigail, Queen Anne, and Sarah Churchill, coupled with almost complete silence on any relationships outside of that on-screen caustic triumvirate...except for the fictional royal bunnies. 4. Love all three of the actresses. They are very talented, but if this is an Oscar caliber period drama, “A Knight’s Tale” should have swept the Academy Awards in 2001, and it was funnier... 5. Two stars simply because there were a handful of moments that were worth a smirk, but tomato-meter ratings are clearly off.
Love period pieces and Emma Stone, but this was crude, disgusting and vulgar. Typical Hollywood garbage . Sorry I wasted the money.
Went down hill after 45 minutes. Had lots of potential and then quickly went downhill.
Wasn’t sure what to expect but overall enjoyed the storyline even though it is pretty dark. Strong performances by all 3 women, I thought it was Oscar worthy.
Disaaponted in the story. Not at all entertained.
Because it isn’t worth watching
Fantastic cast, plot, storyline etc. Great film!
This is a depressing, horrible movie, don't waste your money on this garbage.
Awful, I can’t watch the rest of it! I was so looking forward to this movie but it’s dark, depressing and terribly unfunny!
YUCH!!! There is no way that this film should have been reviewed positively, it is crass and salacious without a glimmer of redemption. Dont rent it! If there was a choice of zero stars I would have chosen that.
Waste of time
Superb acting is overshadowed by heavy handed direction and production.