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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

87% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 129
  • Rotten 19

Critics Consensus: Formally familiar but a brilliant match for its lead, Colette is a thoroughly entertaining biopic and an overdue testament to Keira Knightley's underrated gifts.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Lots of sex in biopic about legendary French writer.

Information

Studio
Bleecker Street
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2018 Bleecker Street Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (United States), Spanish (Subtitles)

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