The movie is blissed out enough to come off as a two-hour brunch with the girls: all frivolous gossip and leisure, no substance. But that, of course, is the movie’s premise. It was also one of the premises of Marie Antoinette’s existence and a major factor in her death. It’s the essence of Coppola’s own style as a filmmaker to revel in moods and surfaces — not to obscure her characters’ inner worlds or ignore their greater contexts, but rather to draw them out through a mere semblance of style.
K. Austin Collins
July 27, 2017