The nation’s critics are raving THE FAVOURITE, but be aware that it's a dark farce that may be too outrageous for mainstream audiences. The movie tells the story of two women who compete for the affections of England’s Queen Anne, an 18th century monarch (Olivia Colman) who’s in poor physical and mental health. The two cunning women played by Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone do anything and everything to undercut each other in this over-the-top comedy-drama of nasty palace intrigue. The acting is very good and the wide angle cinematography in a beautiful 18th century estate is a pleasure to watch. But if bitter farce is not your cup of tea or ale, THE FAVOURITE may leave you dissatisfied.
January 6, 2019 at 6:44 PM HST - Updated January 6 at 6:44 PM