The Favourite - Movie Synopsis & Plot
"The Favourite" is a bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer is the quaint and completely normal The Favourite, in which Emma Stone plays an ambitious maid who seeks to destroy the lives of those around her so that she can obtain power by drawing ever closer to the ailing Queen Anne of England circa 1700.
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