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Still shot from the movie: Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel).

Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)

This French language film (with English subtitles) recounts the story of famous fashion designer Coco Chanel from her humble beginnings to center stage on the runways of the world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 25 Sep 2009
Video Release: 16 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel) is rated PG-13: for sexual content and smoking.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Marie Gillain, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola
Studio: 2009 Sony Picture Classics
Website: Official site for Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel).

Detailed Review

Following the death of their mother, a young Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (Lisa Cohen) and her sister Adrienne (Inès Bessalem) are dropped off at a Roman Catholic orphanage by their father.… 
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Why Is Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel) Rated PG-13?

Frequent smoking and alcohol use are portrayed along with rowdy behavior in a bar and… 
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Why were Adrienne and Coco willing to continue to be mistresses even after they realized… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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