(September 25, 2022) Original
December 23, 2022
From IMDb: “A fictional account of the later years of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman and starts trying to maintain her public image, once idolized for her beauty.”
Poster Rating: C / B
SEE ALL POSTERS BELOW
Review: (#1) It’s reminiscent of the design for The Favourite and doesn’t have much originality to it, just a bland backdrop. (#2) Still a bland background, but it’s effectively filled and the central image of a ladylike middle finger fits the tenor of the film.
Trailer Rating: C+
SEE ALL TRAILERS BELOW
Review: There are ways to sell a film like this and while The Favourite did it well, this is not similar enough. A dreadfully slow, lightly funny feature film somewhat comes through by the trailer’s end, but it won’t be enough to entice.
It might have an outside chance at an Art Directors Guild or a Costume Designers Guild nomination, but it might be too minor to score the nominations with the Oscars.