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Marie Antoinette [Blu-ray] [2006]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • "Cribs" with Louis XVI - Jason Schwartzman gives viewers a tour of Versailles
    • Deleted Scenes
    • The Making Of Marie Antoinette

    Synopsis


    Marie Antoinette
    Writer and director Sofia Coppola puts a new spin on the life and times of one of Europe's most infamous monarchs in this lavish historical drama which fuses a contemporary sensibility with painstaking recreations of the look of the 18th century. Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is only 14 years old when she's pledged to marry Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the 15-year-old king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and literally stripped of her former life, Marie weds Louis, but to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling or unable to consummate the marriage while their advisors clamor for an heir to the throne. Young and more than a bit out of step with the new life that's been thrust upon her, Marie gives herself over to the pleasures of life in Versailles, knowing and caring little of the political intrigue that surrounds her. In time, Marie's trusted older brother, Joseph (Danny Huston), is brought in to coach Louis on the finer points of marital relations, and before long the couple is finally blessed with a child. However, as Marie tends to her children in the gilded cage of her palace and enjoys an affair with a Swedish nobleman, political power plays are throwing France into chaos, and the growing ranks of the poor rebel against the royals and their life of privilege. Also starring Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Steve Coogan, and Asia Argento, Marie Antoinette was given a controversial reception when it premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kirsten Dunst
      Kirsten Dunst - Marie Antoinette
    • Jason Schwartzman
      Jason Schwartzman - Louis XVI
    • Judy Davis
      Judy Davis - Comtesse de Noailles
    • Rip Torn
      Rip Torn - Louis XV
    • Rose Byrne
      Rose Byrne - Duchesse de Polignac



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    80%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A really good movie!

      Posted
      dlhex

      I must admitt that at first I didnt care for this movie. After I watched it a second time I was able to appreciate it a little more and after seeing it several times I really like it. At the age of 14, Marie Antoinette (Kristen Dunst) was forced into marriage to the Dauphin, Louis XVI, (Jason Schwartzman) who he himself was only 15. The movie takes you through a journey of what life must have been like for these two young strangers. In order to secure her positon as the Dauphine and the alliance between Austria and France, Marie is pressured to give birth to an heir. Louis shows no interest in getting to know his new bride, let along consummate their marriage. Marie is left to fill the void by indulging in the luxurys of her new life. After some time has passed, she gives birth to an heir but unfortunately her lavish lifestyle is ultimately the cause of her decline. Although not entirely accurate, the movie still manages to cover important facts and details of the life of Marie Antoinette. If anything, this movie is visually stunning! No detail was sparred into making each and every scene a feast for the eyes! The work and attention that went into the elaborate costume design and all the magnificent foods is gorgeous! Every scene is absolutely beautiful, which in itself makes the movie well worth it! I think this is a fabulous movie and I certainley recommend it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Visual Feast for the Eyes.

      Posted
      arnieb

      This misunderstood film comes from the mind of writer/director Sofia Coppola. It centers around the young archduchess, Marie Antoinette and her journey in become queen. The film begins with Marie being handed over to the dauphin of France, Louis Auguste. She is given a fixed marriage to ensure the alliance between Austria and France. So begins the young woman's journey from Dauphine of France to Queen of France. In the process we see her grow from a young girl with no responsibilties to a older woman in charge of leading a nation. She's hated, loved, and then despised. But this film leads us on a journey and we are as clueless as to what's to happen next as the main character is. Don't miss out on this film...and note one thing, it never tries to be historcally accurate, it just tries to show a more human side to Marie Antoinette and the struggles might have been through as a teenager being thrust into the spotlight. Coppola truly achieves her purpose.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      marie antoinette

      Posted
      kimberli

      Well Iwould say that this movie is one with little point or worth it is a showing of sexz and betral that is not neccacery for this film. This movie shows no togetherness it is a bunch of sence thrown together to make a movie most of the time you can not tell were she is who she's with or what time in her life it is I would not recomend the is movie too any one I Know.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      Andy
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      Such a great example of how powerful imagery can be - Sofia Coppola's 'biopic' on the French queen is as beautiful as it is atmospheric. Love love love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      perfect

      Posted
      kayla

      the movie is amazing, perfect screenplay, actors, director, music etc.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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