La Vie en Rose details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clot, Marion Cotillard, Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Marc Barbe, Emmanuelle Seigner, Clotilde Courau, Catherine Allegret, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jean-Pierre Martins, Caroline Sihol, Manon Chevallier|
|Directors:||Oliver Dahan, Olivier Dahan|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Original title||La Mome|
|Collections:||The Best of Marion Cotillard, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
La Vie en Rose
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Nov 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Marion Cotillard plays Edith Piaf in this biography of the famous French singers life.
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Give MARION COTILLARD BEST ACTRESS OSCAR now!By QPR Olly from Shepherd's Bush,England , 24 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]A five hankie biopic of Edith Piaf's tortured life featuring a spellbinding performance from Marion Cottilard as 'The Little Sparrow' EP.Never have I seen any actor so convincingly age 35 years, - (the film covers the years 1918-1963) - or so during a film.The film is not told chronologically, so for example, one moment you'll see Edith at her glowing happy zenith, when she is romancing heavyweight champion Marcel Cerdan and the next you'll see her bent double ravaged by debilitating illness in her final years. This is not just excellent make-up but an unequalled display of bravura acting skill. Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash,JamieFoxx as Ray Charles and Denzell as Malcolm X, all put in fine turns in recent biopics but this is something else-Cottilard IS Piaf. The two girls acting young Edith are also good,as is all the cast including a nice cameo as her kind-hearted manager from Gerard Depardieu.The stirring all-important music, (including a lovely acapella 'Marseillais') is magnificent throughout - having not been to a cinema for a long time,I was impressed with the top surround-sound you get there,far better than from DVDs at home.At one point there is a bone-shaking car crash where the noise is so visceral,I checked my legs to see if they were still there.One quibble would be that some of Piaf's more famous tunes did not feature subtitles.Another is that the film is maybe 20 minutes too long,-it could easily have finished after an affectingly staged death of a leading character and then there is a rather tacked-on bit where we belatedly discover that Edith revisited the sins done to her by her mother on a child of her own. Minor weaknesses however;if you don't cry and feel uplifted by this film,you have no soul.
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Great biopic but not quite true to lifeBy StoryeBook (29 reviews) , 23 Nov 2013This is an attempt to show the gritty realism of Piaf's lift, but it does not go far enough. It is clear that there is more to be said about her life that is not said. Even so, a great performance by Cotillard.
Best performance for Marion CotillardBy choco9 (8 reviews) , 06 Aug 2013Of course Olivier Dahan did a wonderful job. Marion Cotillard is unrecognizable! She is a real actress and switches roles so easily. If you know Edith Piaf a little,this movie is for you,many things we didn't know are revealed.
Not for meBy Anne1959 (8 reviews) , 28 Jul 2013Disappointing. Well acted, but I couldn't summon up any sympathy for the main characters, which I suppose is not a fault of the film but of history! I imagine it portrayed the period very accurately. One for true admirers of Piaf - which I am not.
A glimpse into a complicated and sometimes tragic lifeBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 17 Mar 2013A masterful performance from Cotillard makes this movie. There is perhaps a bit too much bouncing back and forward in time, resulting in a fragmented storyline that is sometimes hard to follow. Nonetheless it is a powerful and heartbreaking representation of the varied and relatively short life of the remarkable singer.
Successfully explains how Piaf put so much emotion into her singingBy FoxRoy (13 reviews) , 24 Dec 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]It would be easy to criticise this bio-pic as it does jump around a bit, but once you get into the flow there's no problem with understanding what's being portrayed. Its a warts and all story which successfully explains how Piaf puts so much emotion into her singing. I don't think this film could have been made in the US and its all the better for that, and being in her native French.