Amélie ★★★★★

Ah, it never gets old. Still my favourite film of all time.

Audrey Tautou as Amelie is the loveliest thing possibly ever to grace the planet, and I still laughed along afresh despite this being about the 25th time I've seen it.

It's a tonic for what ails you, a life-affirming shot of sweetness with just a hint of darkness to stop it from veering towards the saccharine.

Quirky needn't be a dirty word - Amelie is quirky sure, but it fulfills a purpose in the story. Jeunet uses the whimsy to form a delectable crust around the sweet filling of Amelie's completely charming cat-and-mouse hunt for her soulmate Nino.

Ah, it's just sheer perfection.

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