The Favourite (2018) – Movie Review

Review of 2018 movie The Favourite.

Storyline: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Genre: Biography, Dark Comedy, Drama
Release Date: November 23, 2018 (Wide Release), August 30, 2018 (Venice International Film Festival)
Runtime: 1h 59min
Production Companies: Scarlet Films, Element Pictures, Arcana, Film4 Productions, Waypoint Entertainment
Distribution Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Canadian MPA Rating: PG-14

Budget: $15 million

IMDB Score: 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metascore: 91

Review Scores as of December 11, 2018.

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