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.
okay yeah not a single structured sentence but i mean that's wHat the film is about. the self-acquired ignorance of those in power and their denial to see the realities their people face every single day.. it doesn't need much words to be perfectly projected. i'm so glad everything's different now and the abuse of the modern government is over!!:) on another note the fucking visuals sofia please buy my soul
A swing -- a very pretty swing -- and a miss. Normally I'm a fan of period pieces, but this film never really finds its stride, does it? Dunst is as poor a vehicle for the 'live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse' ethos as is the ostentatious privilege of monarchy.
This film's biggest problems were the final's act's uneven pacing and Dunst's good, but not great acting. However, as a whole I did really like it! The ending packed a huge punch and the visuals were astonishing. I really respected Coppola choosing not to portray her as villainously as history thinks of her. A very interesting portrayal of a naive woman thrown into extraordinary circumstances.
Great movie although a bit slow and slight in the script department. The acting is fine throughout and the production work is glorious, as is the soundtrack choices. A lot can be said about the historical inconsitencies but I don't think that Coppola aimed for portraying the actual events as they happened. For me this is a beautiful meditation on youth, loss of innocense, adulthood and death.