Coco Chanel details
|Starring:||Malcolm McDowell, Valentina Lodovini, Katie McGovern, Valentina Mezzacappa, Brigitte Boucher, CÚcile Cassel, Shirley MacLaine, Jay Natelle, Alice Cambournac, Barbora Bobulova, Carla Cassola, Cosimo Fusco, Cosimo Fusco, Valentina Carnelutti|
|Run time:||3 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Jun 2011|
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Coca Cola ChanelBy a customer , 18 Jun 2011
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[Highly rated reviewer]Having watched Coco Before Chanel the week before which I thought was beautifully shot, this was a sloppy, Hollywood mess. 'Chanel' as a young women has a French accent - lazy Shirley MacLaine doesn't even attempt to hide her US accent. Glad to see Maggie Steed, though - she was great in Shine On Harvey Moon....
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One to watchBy Missclark (15 reviews) , 08 May 2013Enjoyable fil. Loved Shirley MacLaine. Learnt a lot able the lady herslef. Coco Chanel was tenatious & determined woman. I now know all about the LBD
Shirley McClaine horribly miscast as older Coco ChanelBy twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 14 Jan 2013There are a few faults with this. Firstly, Shirley McClaine is horribly miscast as the older Coco Chanel; American accent, wrong colour of hair, doesnt even look like her. But at least shes only in about one quarter of the film (which is in two parts made for TV movie?). English speakers will also notice this is a French production dubbed in English which might grate. The actress playing the younger Coco Chanel is ok but doesnt look like her as much as the actresses used in other productions. The film covers her abandonment by her father, time in the orphanage and starting out work as a seamstress to her first shop selling hats but cuts to her first and second post-war shows. I should have guessed that a French production would have cut out her second world war years as shes also a controversial figure; she had many affairs with Nazis when she lived at the Ritz in Paris and even had a meeting with Himmler! She supported an anti-semite newspaper and her deal to take over the rights of Chanel Parfums from its Jewish owners during the 1940s (using a legal act passed in the war stating that Jews could not own businesses) was simply immoral (look at the Wikipedia entry for Gabrielle Coco Chanel). I would love to see a brave director take on her hatred for the Jewish people and her links with the Nazis. A great fashion designer, but with horrible racist views.
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Coco ChanelBy a customer , 22 Feb 2012I enjoyed this film somewhat. I adore Coco Chanel and have watched other films about her and her life. Well told but I didn't like Shirley Maclaine's potrayal as Coco.
Merde to quote the FrenchBy DesKnows (3 reviews) , 07 Aug 2011Coco Chanel is a design icon and as such you would expect it wouldn't be difficult to make an interesting film about her life. Unfortunately the challenge proved too great for these French film-makers as instead of concentrating on her career they chose to focus at tedious lenght on her private life which I assure you is not worthy of a couple of hours of a viewers life.
Coco ChanelBy NICKJOJO (256 reviews) from Surrey , 21 Jul 2011Overly long but not bad. My wife and i enjoyed watching the film, however don't expect Shirley MacLaine to be in much of it as she's not!
A very interesting insight into how Chanel came to be and those around her and the brand.