Amélie ★★★★★

It was all but love at first sight. The opening scenes of this spirited young girl spring to life all that yearns for connection with others around us. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet gives us one of those pictures that EVERYONE can enjoy.

Audrey Tautou embodies one of the most loving and charming characters I can recall seeing. She's like a young Audrey Hepburn reincarnated. A selfless good-doer at heart deserves all the good she inspires in the people around her. What if more people tried to better the lives of their co-workers and neighbors? The world would be a better place, that's what.

This is one delightful story. The type you wish there were more of. The cinematography and direction are immaculate. Light, color, and all the running around are so thoughtful. Amelie herself is a perfect moment in time, a soft light like she describes in the story. I hope there are a couple hundred thousand people out there across the world like Amelie.