Coco Chanel CC

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The rags-to-riches tale charting the rise of one of the most influential fashion icons of the twentieth century, CoCo Chanel is the story of a glamorous woman who was hard to love and harder to ignore. This epic true story stars Shirley McLaine, Malcolm McDowell, and Barbora Bobulova.

Starring:
Barbora Bobulova, Brigitte Boucher
Runtime:
2 hours 19 minutes

Coco Chanel

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Product Details

Genres Romance
Director Christian Duguay
Starring Barbora Bobulova, Brigitte Boucher
Supporting actors Emilie Caillon, Alice Cambournac, Valentina Carnelutti, Cécile Cassel, Carla Cassola, Valeria Cavalli, Francesca Cavallin, Brigitte Christensen, Robert Dawson, Marine Delterme, Alessandro Demcenko, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Anny Duperey, Cosimo Fusco, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Valentina Lodovini, Shirley MacLaine, Dejan Markoski
Studio Lifetime
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I love this movie great acting very interesting story line.
CLO
A must-see for anyone interested in how CoCo Chanel started in fashion, and for young women to view ways of overcoming hardships in life.
J. J. Sigler
I suppose purists and people who really know the real story will love one story and hate the other.
Ignacio Litardo

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Sigler on December 30, 2008
Coco CHANEL became a courageous, confident, fiesty and brave young woman when she was orphaned after her monther died and her father left her and younger sister at a convent in France. This is a very interesting story, well directed, filmed in beautiful France which demonstrates how CoCo faced each and every hardship in her life with grace and confidence, giving her continued hope for her future. Above all the negative, jealous people, CoCo maintained her focus, her infamous style and her dignity.

A must-see for anyone interested in how CoCo Chanel started in fashion, and for young women to view ways of overcoming hardships in life.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 16, 2010
Format: DVD
Coco Chanel has become a pretty popular subject for biopics in the last few years, and the first of them was the TV movie "Coco Chanel," which traces the legendary designer's rise from poverty to worldwide fame. Unfortunately, this movie doesn't do her justice -- it focuses more on Chanel's love affairs than her life as a businesswoman, and painstakingly whitewashes her personality.

It opens in the post-WWII period, when Coco Chanel (Shirley MacLaine) is attempting to stage a comeback as a dress designer, which sets her to thinking about the past.

As a young girl (Barbora Bobulova) was abandoned by her father, raised by nuns, and plucked from a tiny tailor's shop by the wealthy playboy Etienne, who installed her in a country estate as his mistress. During her time in the countryside, she became acquainted with the English polo player Boy Capel, who encouraged her when she became making hats -- and funded a hat shop after she left Etienne.

Of course, she and Boy eventually ended up lovers, but their passionate affair was interrupted when World War I broke out. While Boy fought in the trenches, Coco expanded her business to include jersey clothes tailored for women's comfort -- which launched her into fame and fortune, but of course romantic problems ensued.

"Coco Chanel" was released by the Lifetime Channel, and it doesn't surprise me. We've got a woman succeeding despite some cliche sexism, rotten men who done her wrong, melodramatic tragedy, soppy sentimentality and lots of love-life stuff. In fact, "Chanel the designer" takes backseat to "Chanel the naive romantic with extreme daddy issues.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By L. C. Fox on June 1, 2009
Format: DVD
I absolutely love this movie. i am so excited that is on dvd now. if you love fashion history then this is for you. if you love drama and romance then this is for you. if you're at all curious about this movie-just get it! it will not dissapoint you, i promise. this movie details what chanel is really about and how "it" came to be. it tells the story of coco's life starting from when she was a poor little girl in an orphanage to how her drive to succeed took her through many emotional and social challenges in order for her to become what "we" all know her as- "THE GREAT COCO CHANEL". Coco's stubbornness is both her gift and her downfall. I wont give anymore away-but that will become most evident throughout the whole movie.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By El Critico on April 25, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an entertaining and beautifully produced film, perhaps not as factual as "Coco Before Chanel" and obviosly this DVD left out some scenes that could have helped to clarify certain points, such as who was Julia (In real life it was her older sister who remained in the orphanage, but how will you know if you haven't read Chanel's bio?) ) and who is that niece suppose to be? Adrienne's daughter? But Adrienne was not her sister, but her aunt (Her mother's youngest sister). And who is the baby that in one scene the Coco character takes to the orphanage?
All this I'm willing to overlook, after all, this is a Hollywood product. What really bothered me was that the movie is advertised as having English subtitles, but they are nowhere to be found, and they are necessary in many scenes because the accent of the actress who played young Coco at times couldn't be understood no matter how many times you went back trying to figure out what she said.
Although I never bought Shirley McLaine as a French woman and the arbiter of French Fashion, she did a good job as usual.
All together, it's worth watching for the scenery and photography,and for those interested in fashion, the final fashion show at the end of the film was quite impressive.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By CNN on January 6, 2009
This movie has everything! A true dramatic story - fabulous actors - fabulous fashion! Olivier Sitruk (Boye) rates right up there with Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice!! This will always be one of my favorites - can't wait to get it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia L. Roberts on September 29, 2009
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I loved this movie! I couldn't wait for the DVD to come out since e-bay people were trying to sell it for more than $150!!! Amazon had the best price for this DVD. I had seen it on television a few times but only got to see part of it each time. So that's why I bought the DVD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 21, 2009
Format: DVD
Absolutely loved this movie - One of my all time favorite films!
Love the mix of fashion, romance, and struggle. Will watch it over and over. The actress who played Coco for most of the movie did an exceptional job.
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