Coco Before Chanel—Movie

Audrey Tautou  (Amalie, The Da Vinci Code) does a fantastic job as Coco Chanel. The film is about Chanel’s early life and then takes a huge leap in time to the famous Chanel. Although the film is in French, there really isn’t a lot of dialogue. If this movie is accurate, Chanel was very much a woman ahead of her times when it came to being a designer and business person. The clothes and the settings are breathtakingly beautiful. The film begs for a sequel with the same actress playing those in between years. How did she become this fashion/perfume/cosmetics phenomenon?

3 1/2 nuggets out of 4

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