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In early 18th-century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her closest friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), governs the country while tending to Anne’s health. When new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes Abigail under her wing as she cunningly schemes to return to her aristocratic roots, setting off an outrageous rivalry to become the Queen’s favourite.
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Critics Consensus: The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars.
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Common Sense Says
Vicious, darkly funny, brilliantly cast costume dramedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Favourite is a period drama about two women (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) vying for the favor of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) in 18th-century England. Expect some strong violence, including a woman being dragged by a horse, with bloody wounds on her face. Men push and shove women, and women hit back. (Women hit each other, too.) Rape and other types of violence are spoken of, and guns are fired at birds for sport. Women's naked breasts and bottoms are shown, and a naked man tries to cover his genitals with his hand. Sex/kissing scenes between both same-sex and opposite-sex couples include sensual moaning and touching, plus some thrusting. Masturbation is implied, and there's strong sex-related dialogue. "F--k" is used several times, as are "c--k," "c--t," and "a--hole." A character gets very drunk in one sequence. The movie is pessimistic and vicious but also quite funny, and it's gorgeous to look at. Viewers over 17 searching for something off the beaten path may like it.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:November 23, 2018
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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