I thought this would be more eye candy, less story, but it was actually very good. Wonderful costumes, of course, as everyone knows. But it’s also insightful into 18th century royal life and the challenges Marie Antoinette faced when she entered France as the Dauphine at age 14. It made me do a little research, since I knew next to nothing about Marie Antoinette, and what I did know was about half wrong. And when I say a little research, I mean the least possible amount of research, performed on the internet. Here’s the wikipedia link, so you don’t have to repeat my grueling internet research work.
I’d like to read the biography on which the film is based: Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.