The Favourite (2019)

R21 / English / Biography / Historical / 120 min

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(30 Reviews)




Synopsis

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 (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. 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 fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


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The Favourite Reviews

atheris
27 January 2019
Must watch film

Story: 5 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 5 | Overall: 5

Amazing cinematography and acting with a sense of humor that is rare in most historical movies. Movie centers around 3 fully realized female characters and their relationships which is groundbreaking. Story was also historically accurate and entertaining with a surprising amount of pathos interspersed throughout. All in all a great film and here’s to hoping it wins Best Picture at the Oscars!
13

paige
30 January 2019
Entertaining

Story: 5 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 4 | Overall: 5

Yorgos Lanthimos is a genius! It is the opposite of oscar-baity films which may sometimes seem boring to the general public. So much dark humour and entertainment! It is THE FAVOURITE film of all the Oscar contenders this year! ps. weisz and alwyn's voguing + colman's peformance gives it a 11/10
13

Nancy
17 February 2019
Must watch

Story: 4 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 4 | Overall: 5

Might not be to everyone's taste but this was something out of the ordinary. The best part was the performance of all the three leading ladies, though I did also take a liking to Hoult's character. It might be a bit bizarre and can be quite weird at times but there were also a lot of wacky laugh out loud moments. My only gripe would be the ending, as I think it ended not with a bang but just kind of petered out. Still a decent film however.
11

Yen
24 February 2019
Love it!

Story: 5 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 5 | Overall: 5

Love it! Olivia Colman is bloody good! I really enjoy watching her scenes(acting). The projection of emotions is awesome! Must watch!
7

Honeysticks
9 March 2019
LOVED IT

Story: 5 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 5 | Overall: 5

IT WAS SO GOOD THE PLOT DEVELOPS PRETTY SUBTLY AND LEAVES YOU NOT KNOWING WHAT TO FEEL AT THE END. KINDA BLEAK YET SATISFYING
4

Film
5 April 2019
Quirky and funny

Story: 5 | Acting: 5 | Visual: 5 | Music: 5 | Overall: 5

I am a fan of the director's work. Very unique voice and style. This movie has wicked humour and unexpected turns. Recommended.
1

Dare to watch
3 February 2019
This film is well worth a watch.

Story: 4 | Acting: 4 | Visual: 4 | Music: 4 | Overall: 4

A historical drama and a sex comedy. The film was great technically and narratively. Marvelously shot, capturing with elegance the grandeur of its setting through gorgeous steadicam and extravagant wide angles. Stone is ravishing as Abigail.
14

JL JL
5 March 2019
A charmingly quirky film

Story: 4 | Acting: 4 | Visual: 4 | Music: 4 | Overall: 4

An allegorical study of the corruptive nature of power. The characters within the film live in a milieu of egotism, narcissism, sexual cruelty, psychological bullying, greed, and hunger for power. The real heart of the movie is Abigail's character arc and her rivalry with Sarah.
5

Sebastian
23 February 2019
A must watch movie!
Overall: 0
Great great great movie! Do not miss it! One of my favourite movies so far! Excellent cinematography and acting!
7

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