The Chaperone movie is an intriguing tale based on the true story of Louise Brooks. Aside from a fascinating story it highlights how little things have changed.
Watch: The Chaperone Trailer
Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) is a talented young dancer in the 1920’s who gets invited to attend a highly respected New York dance academy for the summer. Only trouble is she needs a chaperone.
Kansas woman Norma (Elizabeth McGovern) decides to take on the challenge of accompanying the head-strong 15 year old.
It soon becomes obvious that while one of them is running towards her future, the other is seeking answers from her past.
The Chaperone is a gentle love story about ambition, secrets and with a new perspective on success. The movie is a great reminder that we have no idea what really happens behind closed doors. As the themes emerged it was fascinating to consider how many issues remain today, infidelity, sexuality and abuse to name a few.
Make sure you stay for the credits to see photos of the real dancer who went on to become a writer and actor.
For the readers out there, the movie is based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, THE CHAPERONE.
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