Saturday, July 07, 2007

this weeks movie review

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.

OK so i didn't like it. i am not a history buff. i still don't know who she is or what happened to her or why. loved all the dresses and stuff though. and the sets and colors. that was all great. but i don't even remember half the peoples name from this movie. i had to copy and past the part above just to tell what this movie was about. oh wait do know one thing.....she never said "let them eat cake" i think that was on a snack wells commercial. oh well. next week will either be the last mimzy or the illusionist.


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