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
Great acting. Brilliant film with great acting. Great humor.
Heartbreaking I gave it four stars because the acting was brilliant, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone especially are amazing as rivals. However... it's not a comedy as advertised. It's dark and sad and none of the main characters have any redeeming qualities. That is, I'm not rooting for anyone to win except maybe England. At the end I'm not sure what the point of the story was, what lesson I learned or gained from it, only that I was left feeling sad: for Rachel Weisz's character surprisingly. All on all, it's not a waste of time, it's a good movie, just know what you're getting into and it's not fun or light.
Why the bad reviews? This movie was a spectacular mess! I loved it. The ending was a bit to think about but the story, characters, and costuming were just incredible. Olivia Coleman is truly a Queen. This was truly one of her best!
Disappointing non-comedy The trailer is the only comedy in this dark and ugly movie. Don’t waste money on yet another Hollywood flop.
itunes strikes again This is a fantastic movie, but what you would purchase from itunes has been edited down from what you would have seen in the movie theater.
Like watching a play at the movie theatre Although this is an original screenplay, it mimics the tone of a live play so well that it is the most well-done play-like film I have seen. The characters are so interesting, lively, and funny, that the restoration period dialogue and unfamiliar circumstance are easier to digest. The film was shot and edited to maintain the structure of play, with a fishbowl sense and clearly marked acts, but the storyline is tight enough for a film that it doesn't need this imposed structure, although it doesn't do the film harm.
Disgusting This movie is just a ton of lesbian sex. The acting is exceptional, as are the costumes, but I found it hard to enjoy any of it with all the sex. My friends had different experiences, and you might too, but don’t play this for your kids!!!
Not a Comedy There was nothing comedic about this movie. It was dark, depressing, disgusting, and a total waste of time and money. It was pretty much a trashy movie billed as art. I fast forwarded past a lot of the scenes that could only be described as pornographic. I am sorry that I was sucked in by some well advertsed reviews by the critics. I won't be watching any more movies by this Producer/Director.
Terrible Movie The cast fantastic but the movie was a disappointment. Save your money.
A Powerhouse! The performances are stellar! The costumes of course are beautiful. The story is loosely based on actual history. Not for prudes, but it’s fantastic!
No Point to the Story This is a movie to nowhere. I still have no idea what it was actually about. I lost interest very quickly and couldn’t follow the “story line”
Cult classic in the making Excellently acted with intriguing cinematography. In a well articulated backdrop of an opulent, out-of-touch and sometimes surprising aristocracy.
Stellar!! Should’ve won best picture!! I went into this movie not knowing what to expect. Quite honestly, I was assuming it was going to be a dry, boring drama. But it’s a dark comedy based on history. I highly recommend if you like very dark, sarcastic humour with a taste of revenge. I highly recommend this!! Rachel Weiss is amazing !!!!!!!
LB - not happy
Horrible - save your money Between the strange annoying music which was played throughout the movie, and the weird camera angles, plus the unclear plot I turned it off after 30 minutes. Now that’s 30 minutes and $6.99 I’ll never get back lol.
Terrible ... just terrible.
The favourite AWFUL. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.
Overrated There was so much potential here - the plot sounded great, the actors have all done awesome work in the past, and the awards rolled in. But after the first twenty minutes I was bored. The movie was done in too artsy of a way for my taste and the whole thing felt a bit forced. I wish I'd waited for it to come out on Netflix so I didn't feel oligated to watch the whole thing after renting it on iTunes.
Not worth the price Same as the other posters. Started off promising but quickly got boring. Wish I could get my money back.
What a disappointment! Rent something else.
The favourite Terriblement ennuyant , long , et sans fin ... Aucune fin ....un des pires films à vie