This biopic directed by Sofia Coppola focuses on the life of Marie Antoinette (Kristen Dunst), which begins with her arranged wedding with the French Prince (Jason Schwartzman). After a few years of marriage, the King of France dies and she is named Queen, and by this time use to the luxuries that come with royalty. With her excessive spending on parties and coincidentally high war costs by helping the Americans, the country is beginning to feel the tax burdens and the fingers are all pointing to one fancy lady.
The attention to detail was immaculate with backdrops of golden fixtures, sophisticated wallpaper, and tasteful table dressings bringing reality to an era you only read about in the history books. The ability to encapsulate the traditions of the systems accustomed to the royal family, while also bringing its absurdities to light with timeless humor was a real delight. Every custom seemed more peculiar than the last, but eventual you learned the dance and the rules became second nature.
A unique blend of contemporary music and those of the times created a very familiar feeling to a story centuries old. The world created was a very bright one, with colorful foods and shoes and the champagne always flowing, which is an obvious appeal to the female audiences. Nevertheless with a relatable story as well as an elegantly crafted timeline, this became a film to be enjoyed universally by viewers of all tastes even those not keen to caviar.