4 stars is probably a bit generous, but I love the French Revolution and there aren't that many movies on the topic. Also I thought the cast was incredible all around. I just wish the movie had followed the story to its logical conclusion. It only told half of it.
Cinematography is just glowing in this movie and ost is such a coppola choice but there is something shallow in it like some of coppola's works sciprt looks so empty you can't just feel the queen and she is on camera all the time yeah she is lonely but what else? Nothing but pretty clothes,shoes,wigs
Coppola transposes her own story to that of the title character; a little rich girl thrust into a position of public notoriety that she cannot comprehend. In doing so, exaggerates the naiveté & creates a more piercing feminist commentary on the way the character is destroyed, not through her own inherently childish decadence, but through the poor decisions of her husband & the loveless circumstances she's to endure.