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The Favourite

Rated R

Olivia Colman stars as Queen Anne, England’s ailing, failing ruler whose closest allies take advantage of her weakness to further their political gain. When Anne’s right hand, Lady Sarah Churchill, invites her disgraced cousin Abigail to the queen’s court, Abigail’s charms bring her closer to power, pushing Sarah away from it. Also starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

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“Witty, profane, sexually explicit, improper in the extreme, a comedy of manners without any manners at all.”

— NPR


REVIEWS

Hail to the Queen

The New York Times

“Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime.”

USA Today

“Gamely tackles class and gender themes, as well as partisan politics, in its tale of women behaving badly and men being nitwits.”

IndieWire

“All three members of the main trio are at their best, but it's Colman who most deserves a coronation.”

TIME

“A fantastic little cupcake of a movie laced with thistle frosting.”

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