Location: Los Angeles, California

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Marie Antoinette

I'm very tired, so this will be very brief.

I'm not quite sure what Sofia Coppola was thinking with "Marie Antoinette." In film schools, editing professors should give their students this film as an exercise. It runs 123 minutes, but I could see it easily being cut down to 60 minutes without losing any of its plot, tone, or message.

Basically, there's no substance here. It's a vapid costume-drama in which the costumes are the most interesting things in view. Kirsten Dunst is fine, but her role doesn't require much other than smiling and the occasional sob.

Such an odd, unfinished film. And a bore.

Rating: *1/2 (out of ****)


Post a Comment

<< Home