The Favourite

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
In theatres:
November 30, 2018 - Toronto
December 7, 2018 - Montréal, Vancouver

Current rating: Rating: 3.02
based on 110 votes and 45 reviews
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Cast: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Colman


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 "A total waste of $8.50. Wanted to walk out but stayed to see if it got any better. It didn't."
  • 1 star "Based on the queen deciding which female she liked best to give her orall sex. Totally not what my husband and I expected. Wanted to ask for our money back!! A lot of couples that were at the same showing felt the same way. Show didn't start on time.was at 5:35 pm. Did not start until 6:00pm.."
  • 5 stars "Different take on a period piece that is very clever and quirky in its portrayal of women, sex, and power. Olivia Colman was brilliant!"