The Favourite


The Favourite
‘The Favourite’ arrives as the favourite for the upcoming BAFTA awards, having already won a Golden Globe, and with 78 wins and 228 nominations at the time of writing. It is set in early 18th century England, when England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail 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 fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, or politics stand in her way.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, James Smith, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
ScreenplayDeborah Davis, Tony McNamara
MusicWilliam Lyons, Johnnie Burn
CinematographyRobbie Ryan
EditingYorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byElement Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent strong impact use of strong language in a swearing context to demean and to advance the plot.
NudityInfrequent mild to moderate impact nudity within sexual suggestive context.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceFairly frequent moderate impact realistic physical and psychological violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsComplex and mature themes of secret lesbian love affair,royal life style that observe the throne protocol,betrayal by the most trusted,consipiracy to vilify the innocent, greed driven by jealousy that leads to evil deeds, lies and deceit to divide and destroy relationships,back stabbing that lead to heart breaks and ambitious royal servant driven by status within a biographical context.Themes have moderate impact with some elements with occasionally strong impact and laced with educational value giving a historical account.Noted themes with the use of strong language with strong impact within the swearing context , nudity scenes within the sexual conduct context and scenes of simulated sexual conduct are matured in nature and may confuse,disturb,distress,harm and threaten the sensitive viewers than 16 as it is beyond their comprehension and tolerance levels.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconBitter blik op magspel.
20
24.com
Alex Isaacs quote iconI know a lot of people might not get this film. It might be seen as pretentious or ludicrous or any manner of negative things, but to me it is a must-see. If you love movies and seeing a cast and crew firing on all cylinders, then go watch this movie. It is worth more than the price of admission.
20
Metacritic.com
53 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
291 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext - and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconVicious, darkly funny, brilliantly cast costume dramedy.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
123 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
2873 users
12
IMDB
19511 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
12

Average .. 81%

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