Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
"Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime."
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This is the film that should have won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture. The Favourite is much more than an historical drama, with luscious sets and equisite costumes. It also has witty and clever dialogue and brilliant cinematography. And it has three great performances, from Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and an Academy-Award winning performance from Olivia Colman that is simply breath-taking. If you liked her in Fleabag, you're going to love her in The Favourite. This is a wonderful, quirky and entertaining film ... one of the best of the year.