My main criticism of this film is that in my view iconic non English characters rarely work if portrayed by actors of another nationality.I suspect I may have enjoyed this interesting story based on the real life experiences of possibly the most famous female French author Colette more as a French film with French actors.I just think it may have lost some of the subtlety of language and atmosphereThe actors Keira Knightley as Colette and Dominic West as her husband Wily are good in their roles but imagine for example Beatrice Potter portrayed by Audrey Tattou or Agatha Christie starring Marion Cotillard it would be odd to my mind also and fail to successfully capture their Englishness .In this movie the dialogue is totally English but when Colette is writing, she writes in French, perhaps I'm too picky , it just seemed a little strange.The story of a husband taking the fame and literary credit for his wife's brilliant writing talent and the wife's compliance to hold a marriage together was told earlier this year far far more effectively in "The Wife" starring Glenn Close.This film is about Colette but at times seems dominated and more about Wily the husband they seem to me at times both totally unstable and incompatible especially sexually and emotionally.Willy, fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging her own lesbianIt's worth seeing , not great or an award contender as far as I'm concerned but a very interesting story about a fascinating character who wrote the famous Claudine novels and of course her famous 1944 novel Gigi, which inspired the much loved Lerner and Loewe musical of the same name.
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Colette is a movie starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West, and Eleanor Tomlinson. Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
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After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
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Wrong Language Wrong Cast-Reviewed bytm-sheehanVote: 6/10
Keira Knightley in a period piece? Seems like a normal thing and she's good at it, so who's complaining? These types of films don't always work for me because a lot of the time they lack substance and really just flaunt their style, location, and costume design. With Colette I was hoping for something different and an enlightening look into the life of an author I knew little about. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the film and how interesting it was. Side note, is Dominic West just the smug villain all the time these days?
The film is about the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a 17th century French author and performer and her struggle with life with her domineering husband. She writes books about a character named Claudine (based on her own life) and her husband takes credit for her work. She struggles for independence and eventually fulfills her goals in discovering her own sexuality, performing on stage, and winning back the rights to her own work. Directed by Wash Westmoreland who directed a very solid Still Alice.
No surprise here, Keira Knightley is excellent here. I don't think she can do a bad performance. She lives and breathes every part of Colette. The film has subtle and sly humor and is fairly entertaining throughout. The set design and costumes all breath the would be authenticity of Paris of that time (I mean how would I truly know, right?). I especially liked the Egyptian stage performance scene. The film breathes the embodiment of its time: the style, the class, the debauchery, the seduction, its all there and established well.
The life of Colette is interesting. I'm surprised her husband was so open with her sexuality and her openness to exploring with other women. Otherwise, he's pretty dreadful in a comedic way. The film delivers on what's expected. Its another Knightley affair and one that does what it needs to do very well. A good mix of its style and substance, a period piece that I felt worked.
The CLAUDINE novels were the FIFTY SHADES of their day (Paris in the early 1900s). Dramatising Colette's battle to be credited, against her husband's wishes, as the author of the books, the new movie also dramatises their marriage, how freely I'm not sure. Colette (Keira Knightley) is initially happy with her husband (Dominic West) and seemingly very happy with their energetic sex-life, but then she falls in love with an American millionaire's gold-digging wife (POLDARK's Eleanor Tomlinson). Later she becomes the great love of Paris's most in-your-face butch bitch, Missy (Denise Gough). Colette's affairs are reproduced in the Claudine books, making her a scandalous success in society as well as book sales.
Plot-wise, the movie has to build a mountain out of a series of mole-hills, the moles being Colette and Willy's frequent changes of partners. Unlike this winter's other lesbian love-fest THE FAVOURITE, with its bawdy comic overtone, Colette is played very straight (ahem), so it's not quite so much fun. Bravura performances all round. Sumptuous cinematography beautifully recreates Belle Epoque Paris, and with gorgeous frocks and throbbing sex scenes the movie is definitely a feast for the senses.