|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Yolande Moreau, Dominique Pinon, Michel Robin|
|Genres:||Comedy - Animated, Children, Family, Romance, World Cinema|
|Original title||Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Rom-Coms, Best of the Decade, Feel Good Films, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top Must See Movies|
Amelie - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Apr 2002|
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AmelieBy john williams from Manchester , 09 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]I found this film to be be perfectly crafted in all respects.
The first thing that caught my eye was the stunning beauty of every frame. Each shot appeared to be perfectly 'manicured'. There was no 'dissonace', all images; people, background, objects lived in perfect harmony to the eye.
I loved the way that each character was drawn in purely existential terms. I.e.What they did to pass their time, their quirks and idiosyncracies. This made indentification with the characters all the stronger. Anal retention was a popular theme. (Both mother and father, the painter (only to the extent of his art) and the ardent lover in the cafe (tinged with jealousy).
I savoured the contrast of the outward hardiness of the young, physically strong Amelie with the physical brittleness of the Old painter. Conversely, the inner brittleness of Amelie, starved of affection and physical contact, with the hardiness and impermeability of the old painter's life-style. These two characters constituted the ballast of the work and between them provided the continuity in which the others existed.
I could go on, but I would urge all those who thought the ending too long to watch it again. This time, see how Jeunet interposes the final 'chase' with the 'pulling together' of earlier threads. When Amelie finally falls into the arms of her love, there is nothing left to say. If you think this is too long then you just haven't been watching carefully enough.
10 sur 10 Monsieur Jeunet!!
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Like most French cinema... overatedBy deusex85 (7 reviews) , 14 May 2013Like a lot of French films, seems to get 5 stars automatically. The main character spends the film trying to bag some pervert. When she does she changes her mind like the little kid she is
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Brilliant and recommended!By a customer , 26 Apr 2013A brilliant film which I highly recommend! Full of wonderful characters, beautiful scenes, camera-work and dialogue.
My 15 year old son wasn't going to watch it as didn't want to read the French sub-titles, but in the end he watched it all completely mesmerised and intrigued!
Watch it - you won't regret it!
For the francophone romanticsBy a customer , 10 Feb 2013This is a lovely story, beautifully filmed, and with just the right dose of French humour and romance. However, the story moves too slowly at times. Also, be warned : it's in French with English subtitles.
Film's Finest HourBy a customer , 10 Feb 2013Cinema, French Cinema et all, doesn't get better than this. It's visually beautiful and in a class by itself. The storyline is a simple one, but the visual beauty of the film and emotional pull of the cast of characters is what makes this film a perfect gem in every way. I've been coming back to this film for years. Above all, the music is the final ingredient which makes this film complete magic.
Huge fanBy a customer , 30 Nov 2012I am a huge fan of French films, and Audrey Tautou is absolutely fabulous (always)! This is my favourite ever film and a definite 'must see' for anyone who has a sense of humour. It is slightly strange in parts (in a good way) but that is why I like it, and it never gets boring.