Marie Antoinette (2006)

Very short review this. Wel, I say that now. There might be more.

Directed by Sofia Coppola, this is an ethereal movie, which still makes more sense than Lost in Translation. It’s like being immersed in a big chocolate cake covered with icing and gold dust. Or a deep fried Mars bar. You know it’s bad for you, but it’s impossible to resist and just fluffy enough that you’re able to eat the whole thing.

It’s also like a dream a little girl or young teenager might have about being Marie Antoinette, at least doing all the fun stuff before the beheading. Coppola never shows the guillotine that most directors would shove at the end. Instead we’re given the roar of the peasant mob outside Versailles and the ending of a glorious, decadent life.

It only demands that you look in a celebration of prettiness, leisure and how even princesses need the quiet life. Each frame should be framed, and the soundtrack is sublime.

Bring champagne and chocolate to watch this, and paint your nails. Love the detail and ignore the critics, because it is shallow as all hell, but sometime it’s incredibly nice to see that done right.

Boyfriends will hate it. Excellent!

This is my rare indulgence into the sugary side of girly. It stays away from sickly. It’s still a sponge cake of loveliness.

But Lost in Translation still makes no sense. One day I’ll even see it sober.


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