Coco Chanel (2008)

Coco Chanel

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Raised in a Catholic orphanage in provincial France, young Coco Chanel never imagined that her life would one day become an epic story worthy of a Lifetime original movie, full of passionate romance, and trailblazing pioneering in the world of fashion. The movie opens on 1950's Paris, as a 70 year old Coco (Shirley MacClaine), now a household name, is embarking on the second wave of her career with her first new collection in over a decade. Soon, a series of flashbacks illustrate how she got to … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: James Carrington, Carla Giulia Casalini
On DVD: Jul 7, 2009
Runtime:
Screen Media Ventures

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Cast


as Coco Chanel (1954)

as Younger Coco

as Marc Bouchier

as Boy Capel

as Etienne Balsan
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Critic Reviews for Coco Chanel

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Also, as with most biopics, the movie does turn into a bit of a puff piece about the subject. In this film, Coco Chanel is always the victim, never the aggressor.

Full Review… | August 18, 2009
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Coco Chanel

An excellent work of art. Very moving and inspirational. I found myself rooting for Coco as she struggles and works hard to transform herself from a penniless orphan to one of the world's greatest fashion icons of all time. You feel for her so deeply as she longs for love but is never quite able to attain it.

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Dannielle Albert

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Pretty similar to the movie "Coco Before Chanel" (2009). There were some slight differences, but the storyline was basically the same. I was hoping to see more of Shirley MacLaine, but this focused more on her younger years. The actress who played Coco in her younger years was very good. Overall, it was interesting enough, but I think "Coco Before Chanel" did just as good of a job at telling the story, and it was shorter.

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Erin Collins

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