Pardon me, but I loved "Marie Antoinette". I know that I'm supposed to say it lacked real historical content, and that it depicted a superficial setting void of substance...but alas I was smitten. Of course I could dismiss Sofia as rich kid utilizing Daddy's money and prestige to make things happen- but hey- who am I to begrudge someone their inheritance? I know that people are going to say they loathed the soundtrack- the acting, the lack of a guillotine, and Kirsten's tell-tale smirk.
Maybe my love of confectionary tales makes me a valley girl easily amused-...so be it. I go to the movies to be transported someplace else. I want to disappear for a few hours and fall victim to magnificant colors and sounds. I want to run through fields of buttercup bliss in white sheer cotton gowns dripping in ribbons. Every tiny waist poured into an elaborate poof dress took my breath away. One after another each costume change more luscious than the last.
I felt myself get nauseous- as each new scene unfolded...from floral curtains to gilded harpsicords, striped satin chairs and crown molding gallore. I always wondered about that term "french blue" and after seeing room after room of crisp icing blue walls and gowns it became clear.
I suppose because I am an artist, I treasure things that make me want to paint. I could care less about any word muttered in a scene. Bring me instead rows of dainty desserts and shoes coated in bows and beads. Those details obliterate any flaws for me. It was as if Sofia dangled every delight in my face. This movie isn't going to entertain the masses, in fact it may bore them silly. I don't mind, I'll just rosy up my cheeks and try to make myself look like cake, maybe make a nest in my hair or don a sailing ship on my head for folly. Seems like she has made a diary entry "My sweet summer at Versailles"- I wasn't expecting her to lecture me on the french revolution. I know how the famous tale really ends- and am glad that Sofia spared me, and left me with a bittersweet ending instead.
p.s. Did I mention the lovely crush Marie Antoinette has for Swedish Count Alex von Fersen (Jamie Dornan-- and the sexy scene where they play hide and seek and end up making out dandy style in the grass--with the sweet sounds of Adam Ant in the background?
things I may need to complete my fantasy folly: