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April 30, 2011
Great acting, based on a true story which was a VERY inspiring story. parts were a bit slow, but the movie was just beautiful :-)
November 23, 2009
An excellent film. I loved the background music. It is not a puff piece. I felt the characters as real.
November 18, 2009
Excellent movie....sub-titles were no problem....those big eyes of Audrey are soooo expressive, what an incredible look into French society of that era...so realistic. She was so strong, her history had forged her into steel, but with a broken heart.
November 10, 2009
The movie is in subtitles but a good movie to see. What a wonderful love story to booth! I give it four stars.
November 10, 2009
I found this movie to be inspiring and since it was a true story, it made it all the better. It was done in good taste and I enjoyed the whole movie and believe you will, too.
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More sentimental than chic, Gallic biopic Coco Before Chanel nonetheless knits a convincing portrait of the designer's journey from her humble beginnings as a provincial seamstress to the halls of Parisian haute couture. Full Review
The New York Times
The blossoming of her ambition, as much as her love life, drives the story forward, and turns Coco Before Chanel into a costume drama worthy of the name. Full Review
This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world. Full Review
The Hollywood Reporter
Spectacle, a love triangle, heritage settings, bravura acting, witty dialogue, a bittersweet finale: There's something for everyone in Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel. Full Review
Not an expansive biopic but a fascinating snapshot of a pivotal chapter for Chanel, her formative fashionista years. Full Review