Colette

Based on a true story.


Colette
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a best-seller 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.

111 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Aiysha Hart, Fiona Shaw, Dickie Beau, Al Weaver, Denise Gough
Director
Wash Westmoreland
ScreenplayRichard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
MusicThomas Adès
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
EditingLucia Zucchetti
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byNumber 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund, Pixoloid Studios

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiographical drama
LanguageModerate impact, demeaning, fairly frequent.
NudityMild impact, infrequent, sexual and non-sexual.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceBrief, low impact, no injuries.
PrejudiceModerate impact, frequent, anti-homosexuality.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some sexuality/nudity
Runtime111
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
4
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
John DeFore quote iconColette recounts a torrid journey to fame.
10
Die Burger
Joan Hambidge quote iconMooier Colette getrou aan vrou wat stem.
15
24.com
Alex Isaacs quote iconFrom sexism to bigotry and abuse this award contender is about so much more than period costumes and love gone sour. It’s about a brilliant woman discovering that sexual freedom, creative expression and self-affirmation are all hers for the taking.
15
Metacritic.com
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
134 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon 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.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconLots of sex in biopic about legendary French writer.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
17 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
665 users
14
IMDB
1737 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 72%

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