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Colette (2018)


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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.


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Critic Reviews for Colette

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

As a period film that's more than ready for 2018, Colette embodies the power of thinking forward in more ways than one.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

At first presenting itself as a tightly corseted Big Eyes set during the Belle Époque, Colette erupts into a fun, frothy, and unmistakably feminist biopic.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

For a period piece, Colette is very modern and progressive with gender dynamics and LGBTQ acceptance.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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