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A Little Chaos

HD   R

Alan Rickman

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About the Movie

Academy Award®-winner Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama as Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). 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 André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 87
  • Fresh: 39
  • Rotten: 48
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Rickman has found in the Sun King a character worthy of his imperious, reptilian charisma. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jun 25, 2015

Rotten: The story comes to life only fitfully, even with - or perhaps because of - its court intrigue and supporting characters both hissable (Helen McCrory as Andre's wife) and flamboyant (Stanley Tucci as the king's bisexual brother). – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Jun 25, 2015

Rotten: Schoenaerts and his lack of bodice-busting tension with Winslet mirrors the film's transparent, often anachronistic inauthenticity: He's a modern Belgian using a regal British accent to play seventeenth-century French. – Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, Jun 23, 2015

Fresh: True French historians should simply relax and enjoy a film that takes us on a beautifully photographed cinematic romp into a past as it likely SHOULD have been. – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 14, 2015

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Customer Reviews


There are elements of this movie that are good, but there are some that are bad. The script feels a little over worked and scattered. The visuals are nice and the acting is mediocre. Alan Rickman had a certain vision in mind, but I wish he took it on a realistic approach. If you keep you're expectations low, you'll enjoy it more.


Just a beautiful movie


If you are looking for a historically accurate movie, then this sweet movie might not be for you. If you are looking for something that touches your soul and pulls at your heartstrings, then I say “dive right in”! I have read the reviews, saying this movie is flawed and falls short of anything its all star cast has done before; however, I think those critics are missing the overall vision. This movie is exactly what I needed on a rainy— low key — day. Kate Winslet is phenomenal, as always, and you can tell the entire cast enjoyed coming together and making this film. I happen to love the story and how realistic Alan Rickman kept the characters. This movie showcases beauty through multiple dimentions and by time the credits rolled around I was left refreshed.