Monday, 10 August 2009

coco avant chanel

i saw this movie last week, and it was great. i have a thing for french films, not having a clue what they are on about, but they always sound so chic. audrey tautou's performance was particularly captivating. i didn't like the ending, i felt it didn't gel with the rest of the movie. but i still enjoyed the movie nonetheless.

if there's one to steal the thunder from audrey tautou, it would be alessandro nivola, who portrayed the character "boy" in the movie. those eyes and pornstache! i thought his name sounded italian (he has italian ancestry), but he is native american, and learnt french just for this movie! de-di-ca-tion!

now where can i get one of those white flower pin thing on his lapels?


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18 comments:

  1. yeah i was kind of disappointed with the movie, it just pandered along with no major developments or high points. The ending just felt like it was there to satisfy people who went to see the clothing.

    Plus the fact that the models looked straight out of the new millenium, all skinny and russian-esque, when they would have been a lot frumpier and mature in that age. Still a good watch though, and that guy, swoon!!

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  2. i think it's the pornstache!!

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  3. i thought is was OK. not a great as La Vie En Rose, but well made and acted. i look forward to part two.

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  4. is nice lah why so critical

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  5. Lanvin had a few flower pins very similar to that.

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  6. get the flower when you buy a chanel bag! I have a couple coz it came stuck on the chanel paper bag!

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  7. yes it does look like the ones they stick to the paper bags. since you have a couple hehe, can i have one please? that will go nicely with my black blazer!

    :D

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  8. the 'stache is very Tom of Finland character (Pekko?).

    And I think the brooch is called a Camelia? I've seen one in denim. I wanted to get it but it was horribly expensive, even when on sale.

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  9. I can send one or two to you if you'd like. send me your address :)

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  10. tivoli: what's your email add!!
    :D

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  11. i dont think the movie comes out where i live until september... :/

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  14. The film was a joy to watch visually but for a story with so much to potentially say and explore, very little actually happened. Alessandro was awesome, although the fake porntasche was a little distracting! Haha

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  15. oooh you think that pornstache was fake? he learnt french for the role, he could have grown it for the movie too...

    is movember here yet?

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  16. I am dying to see the film. The brooch is Chanel's Camelia flower. They are terribly expensive. I search for them at consignment stores or on eBay!

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what's he wearing?