Picture from Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
Overall C+

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.

Talk to your kids about…

Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)

Why were Adrienne and Coco willing to continue to be mistresses even after they realized they would never be wives? Why does it appear to be socially acceptable to have a mistress during that time period?

What influences does Coco draw on for her fashion designs? How does she develop her skills?

Is it easier to become involved in a film’s story when the actors are less familiar? Why or why not?