R | 2hrs | Drama, Biography, History | 2018
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French, but at home, duck racing is all the rage. A frail Queen Anne (Academy Award winner Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, but her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes the young woman under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war consume Sarah's time, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion, but she's not about to let friendship stand in the way of her ambitions.
"A bawdy, brilliant triumph! The Favourite belongs to its fierce, profanely funny ladies." — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Olivia Colman is simply dazzling as a fragile, volatile and sometimes dotty Queen Anne." — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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