Preview: Coco Before Chanel (2009)


The life story of Coco Chanel before she became one of the world's most prominent fashion designers.

  • Poster: D+


Less of a poster and more a promotional aide, this poster is entirely boring, poorly lettered and as unlikely to sell the film as a simple title placard would be.

  • Trailer: B-


The design elements ar all strong and Audre Tautou seems to be quite effective in her few scenes in the trailer, but overall there is little excitement in the trailer to engage an audience that isn't pre-determined to want to see the film.

Oscar Prospects:

If it's a foreign language film submission, it could have a chance at nomination, but that's not likely to happen and if it's popular enough, it could end up with Art Direction, Costume Design and Makeup nominations, but little else.

Release Date:

  • September 25, 2009

Full Review Synopsis:

An interesting, but slow, look at the life of the legendary Chanel before she became famous.