'Joie de la Jeunesse'
We don't get many opportunities to go out to the movies now,
sometimes it's hard to get a babysitter for the Bun or we're just
exhausted from the work week but we knew we wanted to see this movie.
While ultimately the historical story is a tragic one
what i think the film celebrates is the joy of youth,
particularly in Marie Antoinette's case when she is reacting against
the pressures of imminent adulthood and responsibility.
The music in the film is great and reminds me of the songs
I loved when I was younger and really still love.
Like other Sofia Coppola films the music is pivotal in setting mood
and speaking for the characters roles themselves. Marie Antoinette was 14 when she was rushed off to a rich kingdom to marry. It's hard to imagine a stranger life story for a young girl at that time, isolated in all the richness, rococo and frivolousness of