The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

This movie was wonderful, and despite its length, I was always captivated.

I was very invested in the tug and pull of the queen’s favor between Sarah and Abigail. I don’t know if it was because I share her name, or because I am always enamoured with Rachel Weisz, but I found myself rooting for Sarah the whole time. It helps that Emma Stone makes for a very convincing villain of sorts. There was a plot hole here or there,  but overall it was an interesting story. 

The film was very fun and visually appealing as well. The costume and set design was beautiful, and the opulence of the royal court really showed through. I found myself wishing for more duck races or naked men getting tomatoes thrown at them. Special shout-out to the wigs in the film; they stole the scene whenever men were in the frame. 

One minor irritant: while the end credits were visually appealing, I found their unreadability to be infuriating.