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Last weekend, I saw the movie Marie Antoinette, featuring the awesome Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman, anyone?) as the Dauphine herself. The story starts with Marie as a 15-year-old in Austria, about to be married off to the shy, yet loveable, Dauphin Louis XVI. We follow her to her new home, Versailles, where she quickly learns the sly ways of the French court. As Marie ages, she does not seem to get any more mature, or in that case, any better with financial problems, which soon leads to France's immense debt, and soon, the overthrow of the monarchy.
I'll be honest - the acting was a little spotty, certainly not Oscar-worthy. But costumes and the set were absolutely breath-taking. The excesses of the court were brilliantly portrayed - constant partying/drinking/other...unscrupulous deeds took up a good half of the movie
Soooo, all in all, I'd say a 3 out of 5.