Almost everything – the sight of a wheel, a loud sound, construction work – triggers a flashback for De Barra, who is carrying a dark secret about a lost child. It’s like Gravity, but on Earth. “Do you admire the master [Le Nôtre]?” Louis XIV asks De Barra. She replies, inexplicably: “He is the most complete person I know.” Since his character remains opaque, we’ll have to take her word for it. There is no chemistry between Le Nôtre and De Barra, but you know they’re going to have to have sex eventually. When they finally get down, it triggers yet more heavy-handed lost-child flashbacks, and is so boring even Le Nôtre falls asleep.
Even Stanley Tucci's wasted.