Release Date: 11/03/23 [Cinemas]
Genre: Biography. Drama. Music.
"When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend."
OUR MOVIE REVIEW:
After reading Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley with Sandra Harmon this past summer, I understood immediately what drew Sofia Coppola to bring it to the big screen. If there is one thing that Coppola can ace in her films, it's the concept of the lonesome woman. Whether she is a teenage girl with strict parents, an 18th century archduchess dropped into a new country to be its queen, or a woman who waits for months in a hotel room while her absent husband follows his dreams, Sofia Coppola is THAT filmmaker. I can’t imagine anyone more capable of adapting Priscilla’s story.
Priscilla feels true to the emotion of the book, while offering even more depth to the story through the incredible performances of Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi. Priscilla shies away from the common portrayal of Elvis Presley as a spectacle, preferring to shine a light on the man Priscilla married. It’s not always easy to digest, but it was clearly important for Coppola to bring a woman’s perspective to the life of a cultural icon.
I encourage you to see this film in a theater before it gets overshadowed by the next blockbuster. It's very beautiful, very sad, and has a bitchin’ soundtrack. Priscilla is now in theaters everywhere.