Marie Antoinette (2006) - Movie of the Month Review

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

poster for Marie Antoinette (2006)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (IMDB)

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History
Released: October 20, 2006
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Written by: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn


This was a gigantic disappointment. I was expecting a period drama focused on the history of the time and the actual events taking place, but what I got was over 2 hours of a bunch of young adults playing around in fancy dresses and very bad wigs. The soundtrack is great but does not fit in any way. This film turned Marie Antoinette's life into a bad teen drama and left me disgusted.

Sarah's Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 3/10

I agree Kirsten...I agree.

Alishia: Yeah... Sarah pretty much covered it. It was bad enough when the movie opened with jarring modern pop music, but the scene that particularly enraged me was at the masquerade ball when they actually had the characters actively interacting with the music. Who thought this was a good idea? It completely removed me from the immersion and made it feel like I was watching some teen movie homecoming dance. There were so many scenes that were simply unnecessary and redundant, primarily the party and dress-up montage scenes. The only positive thing I can say about this movie is that it looks pretty. That's it. I am also left disgusted and incredibly disappointed.

Alishia's Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 3/10