Coco Before Chanel
Coco Before Chanel – Movie Review
Coco Before Chanel is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who began her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.
COCO BEFORE CHANEL is obviously about Coco Chanel before she became, either Coco or Chanel, her real name is Gabrielle. It stars Audrey Tautou, who was the adorable Amelie. Allesandro Nivola, who’s hunky, Benoit Poelvoorde, who is the long suffering mentor. The story is of a girl who with here slightly older sister was abandoned at a very young age by her father after their mother’s death to an orphanage, and how she always felt like an outcast and felt like she could never love anybody, and being set in France in 1899, there weren’t a whole lot of things that women could do other than sew or become prostitutes, and when her sister falls in love with a Baron who will never marry her, she’s left on her own, but fortunately in a dance hall where she sings about Coco the little dog to collect extra money from her sewing, she runs into a wealthy man and ends up on his doorstep. This is a fascinating story, there’s nothing particularly new or original, but it’s beautifully filmed, it’s beautifully acted, you really care about all the characters, and Audrey doesn’t have much to do, but it’s impossible to take your eyes off of her, regardless of how you feel about fashion you will be mesmerized by how the clothes became a completely different direction. Five stars. This one’s probably going to win an Oscar.