“Marguerite” is a loose take on the Florence Foster Jenkins story. While feeling a ton stronger than the recent movie adaptation, something feels off. Marguerite Dumont is a socialite that thinks rather highly of herself. But, we also become far more endear to her than the other rich laughing stock. When the stock characters attack her, the audience feels bad and doesn’t want to continue with the attacks.
The film keeps building to that first recital. Catherine Frot makes you feel the excitement of things going right for Marguerite. Unfortunately, the audience has that sense of dread. The dread that you feel when Carrie White first shows up to the Bates High School prom. While things go better for Marguerite, the film still serves as a testament to taste. What makes culture? What makes something great? No one truly knows.
- Deleted Scenes
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track