A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

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A romantic drama following Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is selected to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV's new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist Andre Le Notre.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda


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May 17, 2019

A truly wonderful movie with a very solid cast. Stanley Tucci was by far the best actor/actress in this historical fantasy as Le Duc D'Orleans. His performance was limited and understated yet very compelling --- a truly great Shakespeare actor.

There are a some very awkward cuts and omissions on the DVR that ruin continuity. This make me think that it was edited for time to shorten it for DVR format. That is NOT the director's nor actors' fault. It is the producer's fault to direct ignorant idiots to butcher this great film for DVR. I hope that someone more intelligent releases a Director's Cut in the near future. It would greatly improve the continuity of a great movie ruined by mediocre commercial editors and a greedy so-called "executive producer".

Sep 10, 2018

Great movie

Alan Rickman directs, co-writes and plays the Sun King in this clunker. He's good, and Winslet is good, but Matthias Schoenaerts is wasted, the film's pacing is atrocious, and the score is so sugary and vapid it's distracting.

May 30, 2018

Beautiful film: slow-paced but sensual with a quiet, thoughtful feel to the story. Cast and direction by Alan Rickman are excellent. Love the sets and costumes.

May 19, 2018

Creative re-imagining of women as design architects during the heyday of the French monarchy. The love story starts rockily and succeeds only because---in a twist--the man has the strength to resist current court morals. Kate Winslet apparently was very pregnant during this filming; Alan Rickman is good as the King.

Mar 11, 2018

Noteworthy mainly because Alan Rickman produced/directed (one or the other) & stars as the king. K. Winslet is always strong in character. Matthias S looks silly & not half as good as he did in Madding Crowd, yet I enjoy his presence. Not a film I'd care to see again, once was definitely enough.

Mar 04, 2018

..for when your feeling like a romantic setting with costumes in muddy gardens (sometimes) or remembering Alan Rickman (always....sigh)

ArapahoeRima Jan 11, 2017

I love how the movie is fiction but at the same time has real historical figures in it. It was very entertaining movie. You get to see how much work it took to make the outdoor ballroom a reality. Very entertaining and different.

Dec 06, 2016

Alan Rickman's last film is a slow, pretty love story that is less than the sum of its parts. We never really learn what makes the lovers tick, let alone feel much for them, and it doesn't help that they have less chemistry with one another than with other characters: he with his straying wife, and she with the king of France (Rickman). A Little Chaos only comes completely alive in one scene, where the court ladies loosen their stays away from the men they must please. It is pleasant and touching to see Winslet and Rickman acting together again, but the story, let alone the love is just not there.

Oct 22, 2016

Visually pleasing yet sorely lacking credible characters and solid script. Plenty of pomp but no circumstance.

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May 30, 2018

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