Marie Antoinette ★★½

I didn't remember loving this the first time round, but I knew it deserved a re-watch, so I was glad it came up on Mubi. Thanks Mubi.

Unfortunately, it just doesn't hold my attention. I love that it exists, and I love that it has Coppola's hallmarks scattered throughout. She knows exactly what she's doing, and I love that. But it just doesn't do it for me here.

I don't even know if it's the anachronistic dialogue (anageographical, even?), although that never sat right with me throughout the movie's length. I know I'm definitely okay with the use of music (see above re: hallmarks). Some scenes are downright beautiful. And the period costume/set design works magnificently. The attention to detail is palpable. It just overall lacks something for me.

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