The Favourite

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date:
November 30, 2018 - Toronto
December 7, 2018 - Montréal, Vancouver
DVD: March 5, 2019
Blu-ray: March 5, 2019
Digital: February 12, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 2.71
based on 236 votes and 98 reviews
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Cast: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss


In the early 18th century, with England and France at war, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne as 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 new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail, who has aristrocratic roots, under her wing. This gives Abigail the hope that she'll be able to regain her social position if things go well. As the politics of war take up Sarah's time and concentration, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
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  • 1 star "worst movie I seen in a long time. The ending was stupid. Acting sucked story line your money."
  • 5 stars "Why does this have a low score? Because the “average filmgoer” who goes to see this is perhaps a little too, let’s say unsophisticated, when it comes to art house. Perhaps they would prefer another Transformers sequel? Some part of me is secretly glad they felt put off or robbed by this film. They frankly deserve it. Haha."
  • 1 star "This was a waste of two hours. Terrible! The language was offensive to women. Save your money. Only gave it one star as you have to, should be zero stars."