Excerpt: Colette may not be the definitive portrait of the artist as a young woman, but it is a good primer into a life of someone most of us have not heard of or read apart from ‘Gigi’, that little confection of Parisian mistresses.
Excerpt: With a laissez-faire vivaciousness, the film tracks the unconventional marriage of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and her husband who for more than a decade took credit for her literary genius. But even such professional slights can have their courtesies.
Excerpt: Thankfully Knightley and West are so good that we find ourselves enjoying their characterizations enough to forgive the shortcomings of the rather superficial progressions they follow. We learn what Colette’s sexuality does to her marriage, but not enough about what it does to her.
Excerpt: Perhaps it’s the screenplay, the acting, the directing or the subject choice of Gabriel, but the biggest problem with “Colette” is that I wasn’t compelled to care either about the characters or the story.
Excerpt: Director Wash Westmoreland’s representation of rebellion in an era of radicalism serves justice to its legendary subject who had become a symbol of feminism almost by accident. Keira Knightley is in her elements playing the iconic Colette.