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14-04-2019 06:00 PM 14-04-2019 08:00 PM 6 The Favourite A 2018 historical comedy-drama about the behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins jockeying to be court favourites. Roi Theatre - Smithers, BC DD/MM/YYYY
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Sunday April 14th, 2019  6:00pm-8:00pm

Roi Theatre - Smithers, BC

The Favourite is a 2018 historical comedy-drama about the behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins jockeying to be court favourites. This widely praised award winner for best film is described as a bawdy, brilliant triumph, fierce and profanely funny.

(Ireland, UK)

According to Rotten Tomatoes...

94% on the Tomato Meter and 60% on the Audience Score. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_favourite_2018


Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) 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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written By: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
In Theaters: Nov 23, 2018  limited
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Waypoint