• Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette

Release Date: October 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

An Austrian teenager (Kirsten Dunst) marries the Dauphin (Jason Schwartzman) of France and becomes that country's queen following the death of King Louis XV (Judy Davis) in 1774. Years later, after a life of luxury and privilege, Marie Antoinette loses her head during the French Revolution.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson

Director: Sofia Coppola

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope, RK Films, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Love interest, Emotional, Growing up, France, Sacrifice, Fascinating, Rise, Temptation, Fall, Sister

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In the revisionist Marie Antoinette, writer-director Sofia Coppola and actress Kirsten Dunst take a remote and no doubt misunderstood historical figure, the controversial and often despised Queen of France at the time of the French Revolution, and brings her into sharp focus as a living, breathing human being with flaws, foibles, passions, intelligence and warm affections. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kristen Dunst is pitch-perfect in the title role. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Costume Design