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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
2025 - Marie Antionette
I have to admit that I watched this in the background while getting some work done - and it was a first time watch - so I feel a little guilty about that, but I think it made me enjoy the film more. A lot I've read and heard about this film is that it's beautiful to look at, but not a ton happens. I found myself liking it a lot more than I expected to. I don't love Kirsten Dunst - I don't have anything against her, but she doesn't overly excite me - so given that, I was really impressed here and surprised by how I liked her - it was like catching a glimpse of what I loved so much with her from Interview With a Vampire (still my favorite performance of hers). I like how Sofia has modernized this in it's style with the music and the dialogue being more casual, it works nicely and is refreshing for that reason alone. Glad to have finally caught it. Now I'm only behind by 2 Sofia Coppola films :)