Directed by Sofia Coppola, Marie Antoinette portrays the naive young girl, married off to the Dauphin of France, Louise Auguste. When the King died, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette found themselves King and Queen of France at a very young age. The movie has a modern soundtrack; a soundtrack that plays throughout most of the movie (and can’t help but be noticed!). Kirsten Dunst plays a great Marie Antoinette, a girl out of touch with reality, but a nice girl – not the “evil” lady so often portrayed. The movie is based on Antonia Fraser’s book on Marie Antoinette.
The atmosphere Coppola creates is great: the languishing afternoons on Marie Antoinette’s “village” (where she escaped from protocol), the lavish spending on clothing, shoes (at one point, Converse hightops are clearly seen. Coppola says this was on purpose, to show her youth.) and the palace at Versailles.
The MTV Cribs extra on the DVD is great. It’s Louis XVI showing you around his crib. Clever.
I rate the movie an 8.