Each of these Oscar winning women are worthy of their awards. A former lady stripped of her riches, Emma Stone seeks the council of her cousin Rachel Weisz, who resides in the Queen’s court. A complex, enthralling performance given by Olivia Coleman.
One night Emma Stone stumbles upon some rather interesting intel, when she finds out the true nature of Coleman’s and Weisz’ character’s relationship. She uses it as an opportunity to climb the social ladder, no longer wanting to be a house servant. She will do anything necessary to return to high society. Anything goes when these cousins engage in full on warfare to be The Favorite.
A cinematic masterpiece, filmed brilliantly, well written, complex psyche of the characters and their relationship to power, versus ethics. Also note the calculated symbolism throughout the film. Peep the bunnies.
Special shout out to Emma Stone who starred in flicks The House Bunny and Superbad, but managed to escape type casting like contemporary Anna Faris. Well done sis.