COCO BEFORE CHANEL (PG-13), three stars
PLOT Based on the true story of the headstrong orphan who reinvented herself as the legendary couturier. Audrey Tautou's performance is somber and unshowy; indeed, she rarely smiles, at least before Arthur "Boy" Capel (Alessandro Nivola) shows up, and Coco embarks on the relationship that would launch her into new territory, personally and professionally.
EXTRAS Commentary with director; featurettes.
LIST PRICES DVD: $28.96; Blu-ray: $34.95
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) One and half stars
PLOT This preposterous exercise in high-minded brutality begins with a brutal rape and double murder by baseball-bat-wielding thugs. Ten years later, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), the man whose wife and daughter were slain, exacts revenge on the paroled killer, his accomplice and every government official in Philadelphia. Clyde plans to bring the justice system to its knees, and he targets everyone who failed him 10 years before. Jamie Foxx plays the district attorney who let the killer plea-bargain his way off death row.
EXTRAS Audio commentary; featurettes; trailer mash-up.
LIST PRICES DVD: $29.98; Blu-ray: $39.98
- The Washington Post