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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. Written by Scrltrose83

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The Party That Started A Revolution See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo | See all certifications »

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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£283,883 (UK) (20 October 2006)

Gross:

$15,962,471 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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When Marie-Antoinette is going through her shoes while preparing for a big party you see a pair of blue Converse All Star 1923 Chuck Taylor basketball shoes for about one and a half seconds. While these shoes were definitely not in existence at the time of Marie-Antoinette, their inclusion in the film was intentional, to portray Marie-Antoinette as a typical teenage girl despite the time she lived in. See more »

Goofs

Kirsten Dunst's contact lenses can be seen multiple times during close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Marie-Antoinette: [about Du Barry] Where does she come from?
Aunt Sophie: [chuckling] From every bed in Paris.
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Referenced in I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux
(from the opera "Castor et Pollux")
Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performed by Agnès Mellon (uncredited) with Les Arts Florissants
Conducted by William Christie
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi s.a.
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absolutely gorgeous
28 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i know some people have said that it is entirely eye candy (and what amazing eye candy at that) but it actually does an artful adaptation of the book, which i read before seeing the film. it includes many of the important, beautiful, and sad parts of the book without getting bogged down with all the particulars and names like many of the period movies do. the soundtrack is great, a clever blend of 18th century and modern...the parts are well acted and the American accents rarely detract. If you want a historical account of her life, read the book...if you want Versailles and Marie Antoinette brought to life in a heart-breakingly beautiful fashion, go see this film...it is truly one of the most visually stunning movies i have ever seen.


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