Film Review: The Favourite (2018)

A well-told tale played to perfection, The Favourite stars Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone in an English courtly comedy-drama. Queen Anne (Colman) is a weak-willed, gout-stricken ruler with a poor grip on matters of state. Her closest confidant and carer, the brilliant and beautiful Lady Sarah (Weisz), keeps the country running during a war with France in 1708. A wrench is thrown into the works when Abigail (Stone), Sarah’s pretty, young cousin whose family has fallen on hard times, shows up at court and manoeuvres her way into the queen’s affections. A fiery battle of intelligence and charm escalates between the two women over the fickle ruler’s favour. Nicholas Hoult also has a

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