Colette is a film about the famous French novelist. Seeing as how most Americans can’t name a French novelist from the past decade, it might be a reach for them to fish out a name from the 1800s. The film is a liberation story of a young woman fighting for her professional credits. She fights with the lead man in her life, while also developing an act at the Moulin Rouge. The film wants to be progressive, historic and empowering at the same time. If that sounds like too tall of an order, you would be right. So much of the film is spent stumbling over its own feet to find a point.
Still, Keira Knightley was enjoyable.