The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Three years into the American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?Written by
Elle Fanning said Colin Farrell was self conscious about his weight while shooting. She claimed she often caught him staring at his cell phone, scrolling through pictures of cheeseburgers. See more »
When Miss Martha walks down the steps to answer the door, she is initially seen holding a revolver in her left hand. Then suddenly before she gets to the door, the revolver is in her right hand. See more »
Despite being well acted and beautifully made, this film is one of the most boring things I've ever say through. It took me three sittings to get through it, the pacing is atrocious, I know they were aiming for subtle, but they misjudged it, and as a viewer you're left fighting to stay awake.
The original is superior in almost every aspect, and is definitely more watchable. The only saving grace so far as I can see is the performance of Colin Farrell.
Lovely to look at, but lacks any sort of emotional feeling. 5/10
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