Amélie

Amélie ★★★★★

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.

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