DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola
No-one was more surprised than I, as to how much I liked this film. I was expecting a bastardised version of French pre-revolutionary history, but instead was treated to a truly fascinating, though contemporised view of the period and subject.
Historically accurate? Well, more than you might think. As with all subjects such as this, there are always debates but this to my understanding is somewhat accurate and can be taken as seriously as those films who claim to add gritty realism to fictitious stories such a Robin Hood!
More enjoyable than it looks and I found, more mature than it acts, this is a mildly subversive prose. I would recommend this, even for those like myself, who do not always go for these sort of chick flicks…