Saturday, 22 December 2018

Film Review: Colette

Colette
21 December 2018
111 mins
R
Wash Westmoreland (Director) 
Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw
Drama/Biography

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. (IMDB Synopsis)

The thing I found most interesting about Colette was the story itself, since I was not familiar with Colette or her writings. In many ways this film was typical of biopics in that it met all expectations yet seemed to lack passion and drive at times. Dominic West was excellent as Willy, and Keira Knightley was fine in the lead; although, I do tend to find her rather bland in general as an actress. Still, this was entertaining enough, nicely shot (with all the period detail you'd expect), and intriguing. It certainly made me keen to read some of Colette's works.

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