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Colette (2018)

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Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

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Wash Westmoreland

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Richard Glatzer (screenplay by), Wash Westmoreland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keira Knightley ... Colette
Dominic West ... Willy
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Georgie Raoul-Duval
Fiona Shaw ... Sido
Denise Gough ... Missy
Aiysha Hart ... Polaire
Rebecca Root ... Rachilde
Al Weaver ... Schwob
Caroline Boulton ... Flossy
Robert Pugh ... Jules
Dickie Beau ... Wague
Ray Panthaki ... Veber
Shannon Tarbet ... Meg
Attila C. Arpa ... Heckler (as Attila Árpa)
Arabella Weir ... Mme De Caillavet
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Storyline

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. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Written by Bleecker Street

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$161,179, 23 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,137,622, 29 November 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

Colette, while naming trees to Willy, calls one a "Douglas fir". Douglas fir is native to North America and would not have been found in the countryside outside of Paris. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a dedication to Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote the film's screenplay with Wash Westmoreland, shortly before the closing credits: "For Richard". See more »

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Remake of Becoming Colette (1991) See more »

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Keira Knightley deserves better..
4 December 2018 | by BatmanFunReviews2018See all my reviews

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. I truly believe that Keira Knightley is a very good actress? But jeez it feels like she has been type casted again and again with this kind of movies and 'Colette' was no different either. Dull, Boring and just very uninteresting as a whole? This movie did nothing to me to impress me especially the whole gender norms and all? I think were a bit too much and hardly made any sense either too in the end. (3/10)


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