After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.


  • Good feminist story (+1/2)
  • Relevant history (+1/2)
  • Great costumes & art direction (+1/2)
  • Keira Knightley!!! (+1/2)
  • High expectations, met but not surpassed (+1/2)

I wanted to see this because I love stories about women whose work was appropriated by men who finally see get justice done (I really liked Big Eyes for that reason). I didn’t know much about Claudine (the character created by Colette) nor about Colette herself, who is someone for whom I now have tremendous respect. I really enjoyed the movie, especially the delightful and accurate French references, and Keira Knightley is ALWAYS a treat!

Score: 7.5/10

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