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Coco Before Chanel (2009 movie)

4 Ratings: 3.3
A 2009 movie directed by Anne Fontaine starring Audrey Tatou

Before she became Coco, the world-famous fashion designer, Gabrielle Chanel (Audrey Tautou in a fiercely determined performance) struggled to make ends meet. After her mother's death, her father deposited her and her sister, Adrienne (Marie Gillain), … see full wiki

3 reviews about Coco Before Chanel (2009 movie)
review by . October 20, 2009
Watch this movie for the beautiful scenes of French countryside, and for the drama of Coco Chanel's early life, but do not be misled by the preview, which gives you the most romantic scene in the movie and does not show how much misery is involved in the rest of the film.      What bothered me most about Audrey Tatou's performance was how waif-ish she was. Those hollow-eyed expressions. Those wistful glances. Her attitude seemed perfect for a waspish model, but not the leader …
review by . April 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
In a curious mixture of somber reality and breakout sentimentality, Anne Fontaine's biopic "Coco Before Chanel" showcases Audrey Tatou (Amélie) in an anti-gamin role as hardscrabble feminist Gabrielle Chanel, one of the great fashion innovators of the twentieth century. Fontaine's juxtaposing of the realities of an unmarried woman's life at the end of the Belle Epoque and the unemotional resignation and resentment of convention as displayed by Gabrielle (nicknamed Coco as she sings a bawdy ditty …
Quick Tip by . March 28, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
I really enjoyed this film. It was very well-acted and at times quite sexy. As far as biopics go, this was great!
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