Colette

Colette

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Colette

Keira Knightley plays the titular French novelist in this biopic directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Wash Westmoreland (Quinceañera).

"Colette arrives from the countryside as a young bride to Willy (West) — an older, notorious literary entrepreneur — and she is immediately swept into flamboyant, libertine society. At Willy’s prompt, she takes pen to paper and invents the loosely autobiographical Claudine novels, which take Paris by storm. The character Claudine becomes a veritable pop-culture icon, but Colette does not, since Willy takes authorial credit. To reclaim her literary voice, Colette must set out for new transgressive adventures, sans Willy." (Sundance Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Nudity & sex scenes111 minsUK, USA, Hungary
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

As a story of a woman who eventually asserts her creative independence and fights for the artistic credit she deserves, Colette is more satisfying intellectually than sensually.

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Variety

Variety

press

"Colette" ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Colette isn't intense on process, but it does illustrate well what might motivate a writer, how her unique spirit is stoked and developed.

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The Times

The Times

press

Keira Knightley slips effortlessly into the evolution of Colette...

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Knightley in particular makes a welcome return to the spotlight, reminding audiences of why she was once British period dramas' go-to-gal in the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A safe but enjoyable take on the author's anything-but-safe early career.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

... a delightful and finely-crafted piece of cinema.

0

Ultimately unsatisfying

Although this movie has lots of good production qualities, ultimately it is kind of disappointing and feels like a bit of a waste of time. I wanted to like it, but didn't really

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

As a story of a woman who eventually asserts her creative independence and fights for the artistic credit she deserves, Colette is more satisfying intellectually than sensually.

0
Variety

Variety

press

"Colette" ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Colette isn't intense on process, but it does illustrate well what might motivate a writer, how her unique spirit is stoked and developed.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Keira Knightley slips effortlessly into the evolution of Colette...

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Knightley in particular makes a welcome return to the spotlight, reminding audiences of why she was once British period dramas' go-to-gal in the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A safe but enjoyable take on the author's anything-but-safe early career.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

... a delightful and finely-crafted piece of cinema.

0

Ultimately unsatisfying

Although this movie has lots of good production qualities, ultimately it is kind of disappointing and feels like a bit of a waste of time. I wanted to like it, but didn't really

3.0
0