The Favourite

The Favourite

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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In the early eighteenth century, two noble women compete with each other for the position of Queen Anne's intimate companion and confidante.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD F DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
ISBN: 9786317611320


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May 14, 2019

The first hour was fairly interesting and the 2nd hour dragged on and on and on.

May 11, 2019

WORST choreography in the history of film making. The sets were beyond beautiful and so rich and detailed--so the directer ruined some of them with a fish-eye lens. The acting was bad--but mostly because the script was unbearably badly written. If you are a nasty, mean-girl teen who hates all things British and just want to say horrid things about England's aristocracy, this is the movie for you. Otherwise, I suggest you don't waste your time on it. (Homophobes should not make movies in which they re-imagine history to make long dead people gay. And how did it become okay to make fun of people who suffer multiple crippling diseases?)

May 09, 2019

We went to see this film and hated it. Could not understand the Oscar nomination.

May 08, 2019

This movie was hardly comical, and I wish they had given a better description of what the movie was about. I turned it off when Queen Anne and Lady Sarah began a sexual relationship. Clearly not my kind of movie, it was disgusting!

May 05, 2019

I enjoyed this one. Although it's a period movie, it doesn't feel like a period movie. It's really unique, from the unique angles used, to costumes and language used. History lovers will probably be appalled at the inaccuracy of it all, but I believe the purpose of this film was to focus on the characters - which are very human. It's an analysis, a study, of human behaviour. Not one person is 100% good, nor 100% bad. Our behaviours are dictated by the situations we find ourselves in. Just because one thinks of oneself as innocent and incapable of harm doesn't mean one isn't capable of such deeds, especially if one feels threatened. Very interesting. But not a movie I'd wanna watch over and over again.

May 05, 2019

I am trying to remember another movie that tried to be clever, and totally
missed the mark. This is a total waste of time.

May 04, 2019

All three principal characters, the queen Anne, Sarah and Abigail were portrayed skillfully by three excellent actresses. However, the characters themselves were not 'likeable' , as they were very manipulative and dishonest. It was probably true in that respect to the real history of Queen Anne and Sarah.
I enjoyed the movie because the acting, cinamatography, clothes , movie sets, and script were just simply delightful all around. I especially loved the men's wigs!!! The movie is very well made. These kinds of films don't made anymore for the big screen. So if you enjoy this kind of character driven movie, see it!!!!

May 02, 2019

who gets the blame? unless you are well acquainted (very well acquainted) with british history of the early 18 th century you are left watching a group of unpleasant people being unpleasant with and to each other for unknown reasons. no background, no exposition just endless tracking shots into the gloomy dark. the director lathimos (?) must be flavor of the year - no ability or talent shown. i guess the lead actress received her critical kudos for her ability to appear unattractive in personality and features. she does this very well. another expensive waste of talent. why go to great lengths to establish historical accuracy in costumes and settings without establishing any history. a kind of rotten, badly done science-fiction. ugh. for good movies about female intrigue try all about eve or farewell my queen and why dont we get movies about men jostling for access to power and conniving bitchery. its what men live for after all - cosying up to power.

May 02, 2019

The movie gives an good description of the relationship between Queen Anne, and Lady Sarah. Having read about their relationship, the conniving of Lady Sarah was expected. She is the reason the Churchill's became grand getting a Ducal title Marlborough. The movie gives a view of the court and the parliament of the day, and how the Queen was a sad, sick, lonely woman who's 17 or so children had all died. She was used by all who called themselves her friend. Olivia Coleman earned her Oscar. Well acted, beautiful sets, depressing true view of Queen Anne's life.

May 02, 2019

I would debate the depiction of this film as ugly or a waste of two hours, but I too find it strange and unpleasant at first. It is when Sarah says to Abigail, "We were playing two different games, you and I," that I understood the players better and could make sense of the ending. Reading the historical background also helps. I admired Colman's screaming, bellowing Queen Anne performance and the way her expressions change moment to moment.

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Mar 29, 2019

40 good quotes in IMDb. The writing is edgy and quirky as this one:

Abigail: Have you come to seduce me, or rape me?
Masham: I am a gentleman.
Abigail: So, rape then.


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