The first time I watched this, I did not like it very much at all. I didnt find their to be much happening in terms of plot in the movie, so I got bored quickly.
However, soon after first watching it, I really wanted to see it again. At my second viewing I absolutely looooved it! Sofia makes her films so stunning to look at! The costumes and set designs are beautiful. And as I paid better attention to the movie, it turned out to be quite a laugh, such as Marie's husband and his fascination with keys (so wierd!) and Kirstens Dunst's expressions at the ridiculousness of her new life at Versailles.
The acting is top notch, and I thought it was cast perfectly. Also the pop/rock soundtrack makes it a lot of fun to watch. The movie really explores Marie Antoinettes day to day life, some of which Sofia would have imagined it as. On that note, it is not 100% accurate in terms of facts, as it was not intended for people hoping to learn some history of Marie Antoinette. So do not go into this movie expecting a historical drama film, you will be disapointed.
Instead this movie portrays Marie as a kind of celebrity teenager of her time, wild parties, a lot of shopping and sweets! Yet you do really sympathise with her at points, and the responsibilities she was forced to have, such as leaving her country for a foreign one, and the pressure to produce a son.
So dont be put off by those people who call this movie “bad”, just give it a try! And then afterwards check out Sofia's other movie she directed including “The Virgin Suicides” with Kirsten Dunst as well. It is equally gorgeous, if not more.