Sunday, October 22, 2006

Let Them Watch Me Eat Cake

Watched "Marie Antoinette" this afternoon. I haven't been so bored by a movie in recent memory. Here's a synopsis: Kirsten Dunst may or may not get to have sex with Louis Auguste, her effete French husband, and heir to the throne of France. While not having sex, the burden of not having sex really weighs down on her and she drinks a lot of champagne, buys a lot of shoes and eats a lot of cake. There are many scenes of cake-eating and champagne-drinking. A lot of montages of Kirsten Dunst staring off, pensively. I forget if there was any dialogue at all.

But if you are the type of person who loves to watch Young Hollywood eat cake, then this is a must-see.


Butternut said...

Pensively. After all that talk about sex I read that as "penisvely".

Was there at least hot guillotine-on-guillotine action?

Matthew said...

This movie got booed at Cannes, and this one guy at work saw it and pretty much agrees with your summation. BOOORRRRIIING.

Aaron said...

one of the trailers of this movie had rock music playing in it. I couldn't take it seriously when seeing that.

Not that i was going to see it anyway.

Yogifish said...

A dumb movie made by dumb people with lame actors ... Booooo!

When are you going to be in a movie Lady? the independent film world is calling for you. Comedy, drama, Sci-Fi .. you would make any movie an instant classic.

Come on Swish .. get with it :)

Ziomal said...

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Hephaestion said...

Funny how Hollywood messes up biographical films every time. Marie Antoinette's story was FAR more interesting than this film made her seem. First, she was a lesbian (ask anyone in France, it is widely known and no big deal there), and second, her husband Louis Auguste had a very peculiar problem with his penis that prevented him from having sex. The film never discussed this... instead they made it look like he was either pathologically shy or perhaps gay. It would have been so much more interesting if they had just told the truth about them. Also, they were not beheaded after they left Versailles. They were beheaded 2 years LATER when they tried to flee for Switzerland. That would have been worth putting in the film.