R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film in May 2017. It screened at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2018. It was the New York Film Festival's opening night film 28 September 28, 2018. It opened the BFI London Film Festival on October 18, 2018. It got a limited release in the U.S. on November 23, 2018 and in the UK on January 1, 2019.
Did you just look at me?
Queen Anne: Did you? Look at me! LOOK AT ME!
Queen Anne: HOW DARE YOU! CLOSE YOUR EYES!
Emma Stone's freckles come and go. In the period depicted, an upper-class woman wouldn't spend enough time in the sun to acquire freckles. However, it was clear from the plot that Abigail had fallen on hard times prior to attending court; having to work as a domestic servant strongly suggests that she might well have been exposed to the sun, contrary to her new-found standing among the upper class.
Both the Twentieth Century Fox and Film4 fanfares are played using the creaking and sounds of rabbits in their cages.
$422,410 (USA) (25 November 2018)
$21,598,760 (USA) (14 January 2019)