I never though I'd post in this topic (in truth I even avoided it), but I need to vent out how much I hated the movie "The Favourite".
I absolutely hated the movie it's actual proof that you can have some of the best actors, but still a nearly unwatchable result. And that poor rabbit! I couldn't care less if the movie won every award possible to win, animal cruelty/discomfort is NEVER excusable. Luckily the actress wasn't as indifferent as her role.
A spoiler-free statement by her can be found here: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/emma-stone-bunny-rabbit-the-favourite/amp
And that vibrating-like sound that rose in pitch and loudness towards the end of the movie - almost enough to make me switch to an escape tactic.
I checked some data and while most of the information was likely more or less in accordance to actual history, I imagine the scriptwriter and/or director took some artistic liberties when depicting the depth of intimacy between the Queen and Sarah - the film's aim was to get as much scandal-inducing content as possible.
I don't have a problem with sexual content in general, but there are different ways how it can be presented - in this case, it went brow-deep into negativity: not a single instance of sex was anything but driven into scandal and the perverse, a form of manipulation in the end. Even the relationship between the Queen and Sarah (while Sarah was truthful to the point of being cynical sometimes, she did genuinely care about the queen) that could have had some love and warmth was depicted as little more than lust as far as sex scenes go.
Luckily the conversations did give it some missing depth, but the focus was only on what a scandal it was.
Pleasure on its own is empty and toying with someone's emotions for your own gain is the worst kind of deceit.
In short my impression of the movie matched the way toilets were handled in the cinema: the paper is there, but you almost can't get it because it's so elaborately placed and the opening small and clumsy; if you take too long the automated toilet will flush itself while you're still sitting on it.
In short: it's there (and I guess it's efficient in business view), but there's no regard paid to your comfort/feelings whatsoever.
I'm not saying the movie wasn't efficient it was it captured every bit of scandal and scheming, but while I do admit it had mastery in brutally bluntly delivering its content, I'd preferably never ever watch it again.
If someone invited me to watch a movie like that with no warning beforehand, it'd be a sure way to earn my wrath. Overall: THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! If it weren’t for 1% of humor, it’d be completely indigestible. Would prefer to never ever watch again.
You'd probably need to watch it to get what I'm talking about, but I'd advise against it.
P.S. I apolgize if the comparison was too crude, but I had to vent.
Maybe, but I've watched Mother of Tears.