This movie is historically inaccurate in so many ways in terms of pertinent dates and events leading up to the French Revolution. HOWEVER, this remains one of my favorite films because it uncovers Coppola's interpretation of the layers of life within the palace walls. It's about aristocrat hysteria seen through the evolution of a teenager thrust into luxury and opulence . It's about the spirit of Marie and what modern references reflect those themes. It's a thematic, not historic, exploration.
I felt what it was like to see two strangers, at a very young age, have to deal with sudden monarchy. Their cold and unfamiliar exchanges made me feel sorry for them. The loneliness and the open and public lives they were forced to lead. The court watching the birth? Watching you pee? Dressing you? Yikes! Filling up their voids with excess and frivolity as any very young person might. How their power was abused by their advisors, (honestly they should have focused a bit more on that), and how those very advisors ruined the entire country placing the blame on two children who knew nothing more of the world or leading than you or I would. It was a terrible lesson. Who's to say what the world would have been like if he never helped the Americas. Good and bad things came of it. This movie made me understand a lot more of that from the other end . The ending however, a bit underdone. It needed more and why I wouldn't give it 5 stars. Also, the sneak peek of the converse all starts in her dressing room.So, watch this movie. It's excellent from a fashion viewpoints, from a historical viewpoint, and if you truly want to understand just how lonely and sad a monarch's life is, or was.
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I watch over and over, and is my first pick on girls nights. I LOVE history, and was surprised by its authenticity and accuracy, with modern flare and an outstanding pop rock soundtrack fit for a queen. The colors, the screenplay, props, all very visually stimulating. Color palettes of candy and macarons, cake, champage, very prominent. Always be prepared with yummy treats, as the colors alone are enough to give you a sweet tooth.