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Colette (2018)

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Unconventional country girl Gabrielle Sidonie Colette (Knightley) has married charismatic egomaniacal writer, fourteen years her senior, known by the single name, 'Willy' (West). Willy introduces Colette to the hedonistic world of artistic Paris where her creative appetite is sparked. Willy permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her novel "Claudine" series makes Willy a famous writer and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although, the lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette and their marriage starts to internally combust. Colette is the story of a woman who has been denied her voice by an overbearing man, going to extraordinary lengths to find it and a battle of the sexes at the very beginning of the modern age.

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Critic Reviews for Colette

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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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