25 Year Old Movie Watcher in Denver, Colorado;
Originating in Rochester, New York
< 3 stars - The flaws are large enough that they make the film difficult to…
The ending felt kinda glossed over to me. More attention towards the cost Marie Antoinette eventually paid for her lifestyle could have gone a long way to clearing up what Coppola actually had to say with this film. As it was, the only message I got was "Marie Antoinette was a person just like everyone else" which I really don't think I needed to be told. Show me a guillotine!
Despite missing an ending that properly tied the movie, everything else was great. Ceremony is not not the greatest song ever written so thank you very much Sophia for using it so well here.
Nearly missed out on this film because the dialogue around it just seemed exhausting and there was so much else to see, even though it's definitely a kind of film that I am normally drawn to. I'm glad this got the Oscar nominations that it did solely because that got me to get out and see it. I won't be pulling for it to win anything, but now I won't be nearly as upset if it does.
As for the…
YWNRH has a lot to say and uses symbolism, themes and drama the way a "great film" s supposed to. It has a water motif and explores the psychology of a man who makes every attempt to live outside of society.
That is not what makes it great. It's great because it tells a visceral and gripping story that fits right into modern consciousness.