Marie Antoinette 2006

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Marie Antoinette ★★ 2006 (PG-13)

Coppola goes her own anachronistic way in this revisionist biopic. Pink-and-white Dunst dimples her way through as the teenaged Marie Antoinette, an Austrian princess who is married off at 14 to bumptious French prince (and eventual king) Louis (Schwartzman), who can't even bed her properly. So what's a bored and lonely young woman, stuck in a hostile royal court, to do? Why, party, party, party (extravagantly) of course. It's all pop tunes and lavish costumes and splendid isolation at Versailles while the rabble rouses. Fortunately, Coppola ends her confection before tragedy befalls the delectable Marie. 123m/C DVD . US Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Marianne Faithfull, Jamie Dornan, Mary Nighy, Steve Coogan, Lauriane Mascaro, Florrie Betts; D: Sofia Coppola; W: Sofia Coppola; C: Lance Acord. Oscars ‘06: Costume Des.

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