8th January 2019
What you see is most definitely not what
you get from The Favourite; promising to be full of humour and wit, I thought
that many of the best parts are unfortunately what you see in the trailer!
Having said that, there were definite moments that left you wanting
more…however, the film didn’t seem to have anything more to give; instead
choosing to opt for strange scenarios, of which I am not sure whether they were
meant to be serious, ironic or both!
Despite the story line lacking in parts,
the acting was great throughout and I loved watching Lady Sarah’s (Rachel
Weisz) relationship with Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) develop and eventually
uncoil at the hand of Abigail (Emma Stone), whose seemingly innocent character
in the beginning leaves you hating her malice and spitefulness by the end,
whilst admiring her determination to do whatever it takes to get exactly what
As she says within the film “I’m on my side, always”.
I think that the film was interesting and one to watch if you are intrigued by
the story. If you go in not expecting too much, then I think that you may enjoy
this much more than I did as I had higher hopes for this film!
Rated: 2/5 stars
Reviewed by: Alex Malik