Plot Summary: At the age of 14, Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) was the Archduchess of Austria and as part of a peace treaty between Austria and France, she was sent away by her mother to marry the 15-year-old Louis-Auguste (Jason Schwartzman), grandson of Louis XV (Rip Torn) and heir to the French throne. The two were wed at the Palace of Versailles within hours of meeting each other. Due to the awkwardness of the situation and their mutual inexperience and unfamiliarity with sex, the two did not consummate their marriage on their wedding night and then, possibly, for several more years. The royal marriage was quickly viewed as a sham and the public saw Marie Antoinette’s capricious and naively imaginative nature as a weakness. She also quickly made enemies with Louis XV’s mistress, Madame du Barry (Asia Argento). Upon the king’s death from smallpox in 1774, Louis-Auguste was coronated and became Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette became the queen of France at the age of 18.
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October 20th, 2006 (wide)
February 13th, 2007 (DVD)
Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Rose Byrne
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo
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