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I'm not sure if this was worth THE HYPE, but it was fun nonetheless.
This movie is so delightful I wish I could have my memory of it erased so I could watch it again for the first time.
Highly quirky film, charming at times. Not all that satisfying if you are looking for a point to this movie.
Gave this one a re-watch in preparation for a trip to Paris next month. Just as beautiful as I remember.
Amelie manipulates people using lies and trespassing and other crimes to harm or falsely improve innocent people's lives around her. Eventually the creepy stalker creeps upon other creepy loner who saves photo mementos of strangers. They play stalker games with each other until the meet and make love without speaking and ride off deliriously happy. No mention of how their social degeneracy and criminal behavior might make for awkwardness or apprehension towards each other.
This disturbing movie is all about contrived easy answers, double standards and tidy bows. There is no redemption and no satisfaction.
This highly influential film has a distinctive narrative style and has even inspired a couple of advertising campaigns. The main character's efforts to improve the lives of those around her will make you smile. Some nudity and language not suitable for children. Henri Henri is a similar Quebecois film.
There's helpful commentary on disc 2. I wish I'd watched it first, would have had greater appreciation for the complexity of the movie while viewing it.
A zany romantic-comedy that combines sharply-drawn characters with (brief) animations and urban folklore themes. Very entertaining!
This film has such a creative story-telling ability, you will be unsure as to whether you are reading a book or watching a movie! (I'm sure the subtitles have something to do with that)
You will love Amelie, her sweet nature and her adventurous spirit.
Combined with brilliant acting and beautiful sets, Yann Tiersen presents us with yet another incredible soundtrack. I cannot suggest this film more.
Cinematography, screen shots, story itself is excellent. Audrey Tautou is quite fantastic in this role...my most favorite movie
If you liked Amelie, you'll love the movie Kamikaze Girls (2004; Japanese w/ English subtitles).
When life has got me down this is the movie that lifts me up.
One of the greatest films I've had the privilege to watch. Seen it over and over and every time I fall in love more and more. Highly recommend it.
I have to say the avant-garde directing by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet didn't do much for me. I find the voice-over often redundant and not adding much to the story. Still, it is an enjoyable watch overall.
If you've never seen a foreign film, this is the one to watch first. Love that mischievous grin.
Not a cheesy love story as it focuses on Amelie's impish
child-like approach to life. This is the kind of movie that pulls in tourists to a given city with the way that it makes one feel.
I do not value music in my life, however, this has my favourite soundtrack of all time.
Utterly original, funny, charming, and completely romantic, Amelie is a French film for people who can't sit through Truffaut or Goddard. As the movie's namesake, Audrey Tautou is dreamy, devilish, and beyond lovely. After discovering an old box in her apartment, Amelie sets about to find its owner and return it, thus setting off a fantastical chain of events, which lead her on a path to find love and happiness. You'll be drawn into this imaginative little movie and find yourself smiling the whole time. A must-see film for all romantics at heart!
A hilarious romantic comedy with a good French taste, humour and creative imagination. The movie brought me genuine laughs and tears. Highly recommended.
The catalog description is so off-base and irrelevant to the actual story line and plot scenario that one wonders where the cataloguers are at when they're dreaming up some of their descriptions - and how the senior cataloguers allow them to be posted. Yet another catalog entry for the same film - w/ the shorter one word title Amelie, is more accurate in its plot synopsis. Why two different catalog descriptions for the same flim?
Who knows? This is from the other catalog entry for the same film:
"Amelie Poulain has led a sheltered life, educated at home by her parents, she lives in a fantasy world of her own. When she finally leaves home and finds work as a waitress in a Parisian café, life is uneventful until a chain of extraordinary events leads her to the discovery of a box containing a schoolboy's long forgotten mementos. It is then that Amelie discovers her vocation in life - helping others find love and happiness - which she sets about in her own way. When Amelie falls in love herself, she realizes that making neat solutions is not as easy as it seems. "
Highly imaginative and idiosyncratic film. Romantic, charming and even rather funny. One of the most original films you'll ever see.
5 of 5 stars. Intimate people-watching, a Miss Mischievous, a fun love story about giving.