Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (2006)

8 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie you can see macarons, which were not invented until 1792, a year before Marie Antoniette's death.

Correction: Macarons have been around since the Middle Ages and were introduced into France in the 16th century (with the first written recipe appearing in the 17th century). "Larousse Gastronomique" (a 1938 cooking encyclopedia) cites the macaron was invented in 1791.


Corrected entry: Marie-Antoinette's birthday is on November 2, but when they watch the sunrise, you can see spring wildflowers scattered all over.


Correction: There are several species of wildflowers that still bloom during autumn.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Marie is trying on shoes and eating all those desserts, she is seen giving her dog desserts. The desserts have chocolate in them, which would kill the dog.

Correction: While dark chocolate can be dangerous to dogs, the amount of chocolate needed per pound of body weight is significantly higher than what Marie feeds her dog. Usually, a dog who eats a lot of chocolate gets sick rather than dies.


Corrected entry: When Marie Antoinette asks to be excused from a small reunion at Versailles (after she fantasizes about Fersen), she goes almost running though a hall.If you look at the lamps of the ceiling, they all have light bulbs instead of candles.

Correction: There are candles in the lamps at the ceiling, not light bulbs.

Corrected entry: In the scene by the window, when Marie says 'Oh I love your shoes Victoria', to avoid talking to Madame Du Barry, Victoria says ' Thank you, I got them from Christian in Paris'. This is actually an homage to Christian Louboutin, who designed all of the movies shoes.

Correction: Christian Louboutin didn't design the shoes for the film. The shoes were designed by Manolo Blahnik.

Corrected entry: In the marriage scene you see Louis put her ring on the third finger of her left hand. When they are dancing the ring is now on the middle finger of the left hand.


Correction: Time has passed and she had plenty of time to switch it to another finger, for example if the ring was too large for her ring finger.


Corrected entry: Madame Du Barry was Louis XV's mistress and not Louis XIV's, as the movie shows.

Correction: The movie shows Louis XV, NOT Louis XIV.


Corrected entry: In the marital bed, when Marie indicates she is chilly, and the Dauphin asks if she wishes a blanket, I find it highly unlikely that the phrase, "It's okay," would be used in 18th century France.

Correction: This film, like almost all historical films, is shot in the language an audience will understand. This is a film convention, not a mistake.



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In the scene where Marie is trying on shoes, a pair of powder blue high top Converse sneakers can be seen next to her feet. It must have been done intentionally, but since there is no trace of modern apparel anywhere else in the film (the closest would be the mere mention of hot pink dress fabric but, as it's not shown, we don't know what exactly Marie calls "hot pink") these shoes (and the fabric) can't be considered part of a thematic element or artistic license.