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Friday, February 12, 2010

Coco Before Chanel DVD Review

Coco Before Chanel DVD Review

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Synopsis: Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Amélie) shines in this intriguing portrait of the early life of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the orphan who would build a fashion empire and be known universally by her nickname, Coco. She journeys from a mundane seamstress job to boisterous cabarets to the opulent French countryside, possessing little more than her unwavering determination, unique style and visionary talent. Also starring Benoît Poelvoorde (In His Hands) and Alessandro Nivola (Junebug). Featuring lush settings and stunning costume design, Coco Before Chanel is the gripping and dramatic story of an icon who defied convention and defined the modern woman.

Review: CoCo Chanel has become a person of interest in recent years.  She was a visionary and a trail blazer in her time.  This new biopic is very unique, in that it actually stops where our general familiarity with her begins!  Portrayed by Audrey Tatou, Chanel is shown starting out life as an orphan and growing into the fasion designer that we came to know.

The pace of the film is slow at times, but the performanc by Tatou is absolutely delightful.  The movie is very inspiring and truly shows the difficult and sometimes impossible journey of a woman in the world.  This would be a great movie to watch if you are interested in Chanel, enjoy biopics or perhaps even in a women's studies class.  I definately recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars