One person can change your life forever.
At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amelie (Audrey Tatou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?
"I like to look for things no one else catches. I hate the way drivers never look at the road in old American movies."
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amélie is sweet as home made apple pie, I seen cute, charming, romanticize films before, Amélie takes all that to a whole new level.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a touch for the charming and peculiar, in the hands of another director Amélie could've ended as a melodramatic forgettable film, instead Amélie turn out to be an iconic sweet film about life.
Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain was a genius casting from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, she brought a unique…
If I could live in one movie, this would be it. Skipping stones, counting orgasms, swiping mean dude's slippers, cracking my crème brûlée with my spoon.... oh Amélie how I love you.
This is one of the most perfectly shot movies. Every shot is a compositional masterpiece.
She doesn't relate to other people. She was always a lonely child.
The last movie Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed before Amélie was Alien: Resurrection. I just thought that needed mentioning. I can't stay mad at Jean-Pierre for Resurrection anymore after watching Amélie.
It's a film that's made out of cotton candy, rainbows and happiness and it's made for adults. The plot, when examined, is flimsy and exists in a fictitious Paris that probably never existed. It's hard to hold that against it though, because Amélie is also one of the best examples that a film can most certainly be art.
Most often then not the film looks like a painting. You can pick several scenes that have a distinct…
I can't believe that for the longest time I doubted this movie and sometimes even actively avoided it, but with the gaining of knowledge on cinema I became increasingly aware of just how much Amélie is loved by mainstream audiences and critics alike. One look at my friends' ratings on Letterboxd pretty much told me that I was most likely being a complete idiot this whole time and in desperate need of rectifying this hideous oversight and so as soon as I saw the Blu-Ray in the store it ended up in my shopping cart before my brain could even process the information. Having held on to it for a while now it was finally time to give it a…
Okay, okay, so it takes place in a kaleidiscopic, pastel-coloured carnival of whimsy and overwhelmingly-white Montmartre that does not exist, and never did; even in its arty Chat Noir, Can-Canning heydey. It's been rightly criticised for not reflecting the multi-cultural nature of modern Paris, and the plot is admittedly slight.....
But it's also the most joyous, idiosyncratic and downright fun movie I think I have ever seen. Most of my other favourite films tend towards the bleak, but the first time I saw this I was instantly captivated. No, make that spellbound.
First off are the characters. Jeunet has created memorable characters with a few broad Dickensian strokes. It's a tremendous feat. Even the minor characters stay long in the…
It's like candy for your soul.....
Sometimes films seem to be made to do nothing but cheer you up and for a tiny moment change the way you look at the world. Amélie has the almost magical power to make you forget your woes for that tiny moment that is its running time and makes you linger in that warm afterglow it manages to evoke.
It has Jeunet's typical visual flair and has great performances all around, but the dream-like quality this film has is instilled within its music. The soundtrack is a piece of art in itself.
It is very difficult to make a 'feel-good' film that isn't cheesy and that, well, actually makes you feel good. This film, due to its big heart and sincerity, manages both superbly.
watched with London
There's an overwhelming, unavoidable sense of love at the heart of "Amelie". In fact, there's so much of the stuff it feels at times director Jean-Pierre Jeunet doesn't seem to know how to express all of it without maxing a two-hour fable. She's a girl on the search of a purpose, to her existence, to her obsession with a sex shop cashier whose fetish is one for discarded train station photo booth reels; everything up to and including the antique box of trinkets found stashed behind her apartment bathroom wall.
"Amelie" is truly lovely, and Audrey Tautou plays her character's naive cuteness with the same amount of honest affection and ambition Jeunet's camera paints the film with. Yeah, it drags,…
Es una película encantadora, con un humor inteligente (que se me pareció al de Woody Allen) y con unas historias muy originales y bien contadas. Te logra meter en el mundo de Amélie y te llega a enamorar su peculiar personalidad. Creo que solo en una parte me soltó y me "aburrí".
My boyfriend's been trying to get me to watch this movie for a while, and I've been trying to get us both to watch Delicatessen by the same director whose French name I will undoubtedly screw up because I'm an American. But today of all days, we bought this movie for TWO DOLLARS at "The Biggest Garage Sale in Idaho" at our local fairgrounds. Then we got take out and watched it.
AND HOLY COW. This movie is adorable. It's so charming. The music, just ugh it's so perfect, and I love Yann Tiersen. You just gotta watch it, ya know?
It's really quirky and adorable. It's hard to even be eloquent about this whole ordeal. Just watch it.
I'm reading all these glowing 5 star reviews and I feel like I'm some sort of heartless bastard, but fuck I didn't like this movie much at all. The cinematography and visual design are really cool, and almost (almost) made the movie worth watching on their own, but in spite of this the sugarcoated world that the movie tries to build never seems real or believable -- every time I was just getting into it something seemed to jar me out of it (the weird out-of-place bathroom sex scene probably being the worst offender, among others) and remind me how implausible and kind of retarded the entire thing is. The quirkiness and cutesyness is just so god damn grating, especially…
Que saudade eu estava dela! =]
Is there anyone left who has not seen this film? I remember seeing it for the second time on the big screen at my university and being impressed by the happiness it seems to have caused the entire audience to feel. This is truly a unique piece of work, and it gives me hope about humanity that is was so very much loved.
One of my favourite films ever! Magical, charming and sweet! Simply beautiful!