• Devin Sheridan

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Devin Sheridan 13 Apr, 2014

    Quite a cocktail of genres woven together to form a beautiful story. Easily my favorite Jeunet film.

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  • Vivek Santhosh

    ★★★★½ Watched by Vivek Santhosh 26 Mar, 2014

    An intricately plotted visual poetry which delineates the romantic journey of a woman who is on an inexorable quest to find her fiancé who was presumed dead as the part of a trench warfare in the World War One. It requires a lot of attention span to appreciate the triumph of this composite screenplay which goes back-and-forth into present and past happenings and mystery unravelling involving the lives of five soldiers which includes the fiancé of the protagonist too, all…

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  • rovers

    ★★★ Added by rovers

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Bartman

    ★★½ Added by Bartman

    When Manech, a conscript in WWI, is presumed dead, his fiancée refuses to give up hope and goes on a long search for her lover.

    As with Amélie, Jeunet combines imaginative storytelling with superb filmmaking, an old-fashioned romanticism and the charms of Audrey Tatou. It’s a film that moves from great scene to great scene, often leaving you awestruck with its giddy celebration of style.

    And yet, there is a void at its centre: we see a woman move heaven…

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  • Jody Tozer

    ★★★½ Watched by Jody Tozer 17 Feb, 2014

    This was the cutest. It's a very pretty film with some complex twists and turns. Not sure the ending packed the punch that maybe it should have, but it was just lovely and you came away feeling all depressed that you'll never find a man like Manech.

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  • Michael Leader

    ★★★ Watched by Michael Leader 17 Feb, 2014

    Amelie Goes Forth.

    (Aside: This is a *very* yellow film. Jeunet's obsession with colour correction circa 2004 has not aged well at all.)

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  • Ellie Clem

    ★★★★ Added by Ellie Clem

    At first I wasn't sure Jeunet's directing style would really fit a film about war but surprisingly it really did. At times the plot was hard to follow but overall it was very sweet and entertaining at the same time

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  • The Ron

    ★★★½ Watched by The Ron 07 Feb, 2014

    Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amélie has reunited with the star of that wonderful film Audrey Tautou for this drama, set during some of World War 1's darkest days and it's aftermath. It's a French film, but there are several faces worldwide audiences are sure to recognize. Especially watching it now.

    A Very Long Engagement is the story of one young woman's relentless search for her fiancé Manech (Gaspard Ulliel), who disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during WW1 after being…

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  • justinC

    ★★★★½ Watched by justinC 28 Jan, 2014

    A Very Long Engagement is a story that takes place during and after 'World War 1' it starts out with with four men being marched through high water in the trenches during combat, the men sentenced to death for "self mutilation" some by accident. their punishment is for them to go to war a part called "no mans land" as it unfolds the story is one of two people's love. "Manech and Mathilde" mainly Mathilde's [Audrey Tautou] fight to see…

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  • minustime

    ★★★★★ Added by minustime

    Cute film. Love the score.

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  • Dan Dixon

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Dixon 28 Dec, 2013

    I am a sucker for war period-pieces. This film is large, constantly intriguing, beautifully shot, and the ensemble cast is so subtlety good. Jeunet has quickly become one of my favorite directors. City of Lost Children and Delicatessen are full of wonder. A journey. I often think of Guillermo del Toro when watching his films especially Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone.

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  • Kenneth

    ★★½ Watched by Kenneth 07 Nov, 2013

    Cutesy stylistic flourishes break in a little too often for us to hold on to the very real horror inspired by the scenes in the trenches. The generally deadpan performances are likewise undermined by others that tend toward excess and caricature.

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