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Coco Before Chanel never really warms up In August we got "Valentino: The Last Emperor, " a documentary about Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani. A month later came "The September Issue, " another doc, about Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour. And this week (Nov. 6), the French language "Coco Before Chanel" a period biopic on game changing designer Coco Chanel lands at local theaters. Audrey Tautou, in a scene from Coco Before Chanel. If there was a time that fashion has been more fashionable among filmmakers, I can t remember it. There are no catwalks, no emaciated models, very few evening gowns. "Coco Before Chanel, " as suggested by its title, tells the story behind the icon, taking place before Chanel would do her part to revolutionize the fashion world with her simple, smart elegance. A better title: "Coco Before She Was Interesting." Director Anne Fontaine starts her film in 1893 at the French orphanage at which Chanel spent her childhood, a typically depressing place in which the closest thing to fashion was Moncler Ladies Coats in the "Flying Nun" style habits. Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel. COCO BEFORE CHANEL 2 stars. out of 4Snapshot: A biopic focusing on the early life of pioneering French fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. In French with subtitles. What works: It boasts rich production values. What doesn t: As slow to develop as it is, it could have been titled "Coco Before She Was Interesting." Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola. Director: Anne Fontaine. Rating: PG 13 for sexual content and smoking. Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes. There are romantic entanglements (with Alessandro Nivola, who shot "Who Do You Love?" in New Orleans last year, and Benoit Poelvoorde) to add a spark of life to the proceedings and propel her toward her career in couture. Unfortunately, Fontaine Moncler Maya Men Down Jackets Blue Sky Red spends too much time on the relationship that didn t mean much to Chanel or her career, and too little time on the one that did. As a result, audiences may find themselves curious about what happens next, but not genuinely caring one way or the other. Even the casting of the always appealing Audrey Tautou ("The Da Vinci Code, " "Amelie," "Priceless") in the title role fails to pay off. Playing such a guarded character robs Tautou of her greatest asset, her warmth and charm, so she is effectivly left playing with one arm tied behind her back. No decision yet on charges for Marigny homeowner who shot teenage intruderFat City in 2014: A turning point for Metairie s former nightlife district?When marriage equality is a constitutional right, Moncle Mens Jackets Branson Hooded With Zip Deep Green how will Louisiana leaders respond?: Robert Mann.

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