This film has been criticized for having more style than substance. Although there is some truth to the statement, at the same time there are at least some issues of substance in the film, including Marie Antoinette’s patience in waiting for her apparently-bi-sexual husband to make love to her so as to raise up an heir to the throne. She is kind and patient with him but ironically enough, has an affair a few years later after they have children. On a side note, I found the rock music to be out of place during the ball scene when everyone was dancing. It appeared they were dancing to rock music which was strange to say the least.
Famous for her reply to the hungry who said they had no bread to eat (“Let them eat cake”), Marie Antoinette’s heavy spending and gambling leads to her expulsion from the palace. The film is stylish and Kirsten Dunst does a very good job in the role, but it is unsuitable for families as there is a brief rear nudity scene, and an on-screen affair.