"All I know is your carriage awaits and my maid is on her way up with something called a pineapple."
I was pleasantly surprised by this fascinating time-piece based on true events of those living under the royal roof of Queen Anne. From absurdist director Yorgos Lanthimos, who delivers a more digestible experience than usual, digging deep into the back-stabbing politics and eroticism surrounding a sickly Queen Anne, played by an extraordinary Olivia Coleman. Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are equally deserving of recognition as their characters Abigail and Sarah pit against another's wit in a battle for power over their Queen. The film managed to engage me immediately with it's vivid presentation of just how terrible and weird this time could be, developing it's plot smoothly with a satirical but often harsh perspective. It's weirdly funny, thought-provoking, obviously absurd, and worthy of it's title as one of 2018's best films.
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