Saturday, April 15, 2006

Amélie

Since we're talking about french films, I decided to make this recommendation. I thought "Amelie" was a fun, light hearted, inquisitive, sexy, "cute" movie. It centers on the life of Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou).

The following is a synopsis of the movie from Rotten Tomatos website:
"Amélie
is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris as quietly as a mouse. With wide eyes and a tiny grin, she sees the world in a magical light, discovering minor miracles every day. A shy and reserved person whose favorite moments are spent alone skimming stones into the water, Amélie was raised by a pair of eccentrics who falsely diagnosed her with a heart problem at the age of six and so limited her exposure to the outside world. Now a free and independent woman, Amélie wears a bob that curls in every direction and dresses in red. With a job in a café and an aptitude for spying on her neighbors, Amélie entertains herself by enacting a series of homemade, kindhearted practical jokes. She returns a long-forgotten box of childhood knickknacks to its proper owner, she sends her father's garden troll on a trip around the world, and she creates a love connection at the café between the hypochondriac druggist and a beer-drinking old grouch. But when the day is done, Amélie finds one stone unturned, and decides to work her magic on the quirky object of her affections, Nino Quincampoix (Matthieu Kassovitz), whom she has never met."
[ You can watch the trailer here ] - [ Visit Rotten Tomatos Amelie website ]

3 comments:

MoonSoleil said...

Oh, I love Amélie... who doesn't?
You just have to love her innocent view on the world.
Glad, you like it, too. =)

Shorty said...

I've watched this movie. I wouldn't say I loved it but it was ok.

Louise said...

Hey Kala, what a coincidence- I found this movie on TV last night and loved it. I am definately going to get it out on DVD and share this with some friends.