Marie Antoinette

Dunst, Kirsten

SKU: 043396179707

UPC 043396179707
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 122
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 3 stars out of 5 -- Undeniably a feast for the eyes and ears...3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A] thoroughly delightful and, yes provocative picture....Disguised as a confection, and most effective as a cinematic intoxicant.[A] visual triumph....Coppola plunges us into an exotic world; she completely envelops us in Marie's daily rituals.4 stars out of 5 -- [T]his is a punk film, one to shun stuffy straightjackets much as its heroine did during her life....The soundtrack's perfect...Dreamy and decadent, the film is also touching, funny and bracingly modern.Sofia Coppola follows up her Oscar-winning LOST IN TRANSLATION with her most ambitious effort yet. Based on the book MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY by Antonia Fraser, Coppola's film infuses modern pop-culture elements into a regal, historical biopic, resulting in a strikingly original work. Kirsten Dunst plays Marie Antoinette, a 14-year-old Austrian who is about to wed France's next king, Louis XVI (a fattened-up Jason Schwartzman). Her new life is a constant barrage of pomp and circumstance, which baffles the otherwise ordinary teenager. While love has nothing to do with the union between Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, producing an offspring does. Unfortunately, Louis XVI shows no interest in having a physical relationship with his willing wife. Instead, Marie Antoinette begins to embrace her life of royalty, biding her time by shopping and partying and living the life of a spoiled teenager. As time passes, Louis XVI works out his problems and soon the couple has begun to bear children. But eventually, the impoverished French people become fed up with the disparity of wealth between the royal family and the average Frenchman, unleashing a revolt that would change the course of history forever. Coppola's decision to use a modern pop-music soundtrack (Bow Wow Wow, the Strokes) is bold, to be sure, yet it is the type of personal choice that rings firmly true. Another brave decision was to let her well-assembled cast (including Judy Davis, Danny Huston, Rip Torn, Asia Argento, and Marianne Faithful) speak in their natural accents. Decisions like these are what make MARIE ANTOINETTE such a personal, distinct work, proving that Coppola only continues to grow as an artist. This film was selected for inclusion in the 44th New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.[T]he work of a mature filmmaker who has identified and developed a new cinematic vocabulary to describe a new breed of post-post-postfeminist woman. -- Grade: B+3.5 stars out of 4 -- With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.Included in Premiere's 10 Best Movies Of The Year -- [C]lever, cheeky, and, yes, relevant.Theatrical Release: October 20, 20063 stars out of 5 -- [A] heady, contemporary vision of events that vividly captures the lavish decadence and the superficiality of a snide aristocracy, all set to an eclectic pop and classical soundtrack.
Cast Ross Katz (Producer)
Francis Ford Coppola (Producer)
Rip Torn (Star)
Marianne Faithfull (Star)
Jason Schwartzman (Star)
Jamie Dornan (Star)
Shirley Henderson (Star)
Sofia Coppola (Screenplay)
Sofia Coppola (Director)
Nicolas Godin (Music)
Steve Coogan (Star)
Molly Shannon (Star)
Kirsten Dunst (Star)
Asia Argento (Star)
Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Music)
Lance Acord (Director of Photography)
Antonia Fraser (Source Writer)
Phoenix (Star(s))
Aurore Clement (Star)
Judy Davis (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dubbed - French - Optional Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned Subtitles - English, French - Optional Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Featurette: Cribs with Louis XVI Behind the Scenes: Making Of
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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