Amelie (DVD)

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Amelie (DVD)

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Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris as quietly as a mouse. With wide eyes and a tiny grin, she see...

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“IN THE AMELIE WAY!”

published 30/12/2010

ProWonderful, stylish and creative French comedy dram...

ConsUnconventional delivery may not attract mass appea...

This quirky French comedy drama centres around a Parisian waitress, who becomes intent on helping others in her own surreptitious way. This leads her to some disappointing dead ends, diversions and stellar successes. It is a beautifully and ingeniously observed production, with no shortage of...

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Excellent

ProAn absolutely amazing feel good movie!

ConsFrench language with English subtitles may put som...

* Please note: This review originally appeared on www.dooyoo.co.uk under my dooyoo alias dlb74 * ------------------------- When Amélie was released in the U.K. on October 5th 2001, (following it's U.K. debut at the Edinburgh Film Festival on August 12th 2001) it became one of the most successful...

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Excellent

ProA visual masterpiece, beautiful story

ConsNot enough people can get past the subtitles

Going to the cinema still holds a certain magic for me. I remember the first time I ever went..a small child eagerly waiting with my popcorn and slush puppy to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit?". I remember leaving the cinema hall feeling like something great had happened to me. Although I still love...

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Excellent

“She'll Change Your Life!”

published 19/03/2005

ProStunning, Wonderful Acting, Visually Wonderful.

ConsSlightly Ropey Plot

Amelie Pouline did not have a normal childhood, she grew up with her ultra strict mother, who was a head mistress and a bag of nerves most of the time and her father who has a serious case of obsessive compulsive disorder. As a young girl, Amelie always longed for her fathers attention, but often...

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Good

“Sugar-Sweet Symphony”

published 25/04/2010

ProCharmingly performances and direction; vibrant, in...

ConsOver-long, occasionally over-sickly.

In much the same way that a mischievous puppy is initially quite cute and endearing when it eats all the toilet roll and leaves presents on the kitchen floor, Amelie is a largely charming, offbeat film that begins to outstay its welcome. I'd like to describe it as a curious, distinctly Gallic...

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Excellent

ProThe unique visual style and charming performances

ConsAbsolutely none

Amelie, or Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain to give it its full name, is a feel-good romantic comedy from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It stars Audrey Tatou as the eponymous heroine in the role which brought this talented actress right into the limelight. It is the most successful...

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Excellent

“J'taime Amelie......”

published 07/07/2008

ProUnique, fab storyline, wonderful cinematography!

ConsIt didn't run for longer.

I have always wanted to see this movie since its release in 2001, I never got round to seeing it until last night. I had picked it up from a bargain bucket in a local store for the princeley sum of just £1. The Dvd cover had the smiling, mischievous face of Amelie, the main charachter in the film...

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Excellent

“The Wonder of Amelie”

published 10/05/2009

ProFunny, charming, and so much more.

ConsI struggle to think.

Having studied this film many times, both professionally and as a form of relaxation, i feel it would be an insult not to give all of the 'Specific Criteria' section full marks. Amelie was perfect for me and i hope it will be the same for you. The Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has outdone himself...

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Excellent

ProIngenious, poignant and utterly lovable

ConsNone, not even the subtitles

Well I think I may be, but this film is too good to miss for anyone. So guys, seriously, watch it! It is the amusing story of a naive young French woman who makes it her mission to bring a smile to people's faces by helping them. There are no particular special effects to speak of and the music...

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Excellent

Profunny, strange, different, thoughful.

Conssubtitles throughout, fragmented.

This film revolves around the life of Amelie (Audrey Tautou), a waitress in a Parisian cafe. A loner brought up by her father in an abnormal childhood where her mother was killed in a freak accident and not given the attention from the father, she grows up with a sense of magical Righteousness...

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Excellent

“C'est Super-bien!”

published 09/06/2006

ProFantstic Acting. Makes you feel warm inside.

ConsCan't think of any.

I have now watched this film 5 times so feel qualifed enought to write a review. The first time I watched this I found it slightly confusing as there are many storylines throughout the fillm but it is such an endearing film you just can't help but smile after watching it. It is one of those heart...

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Excellent

Profrom the best director of his generation: lovably ...

Conssubtitled

I watched this film as Jeunet the director is a genius in cinematography. His films often have a surreal and fairytale quality to them due to Jeunet's excellent control of lighting, cast and timing. Amelie is no exception as a French fairytale set in modern Paris. The story is told in voice over...

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Excellent

“Tres Bien!!”

published 18/03/2005

ProCheeky and funny

ConsWhy are white subtitles set against light backgrou...

I joined a local video shop (do we call them DVD shops now?) over a year ago. As you do when you join something, you go every week etc, and I was running out of films I wanted to watch. I saw Amelie staring at me from the shelf, and thought 'Its French, its bound to be dull, but I did hear it was...

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Excellent

“the simple pleasures in life”

published 26/02/2007

Pro Will make you smile for a week (guaranteed)

Cons n/a

I've always admired Jean Pierre Jeunet's work and the world and atmospheres he's created in his movies (delicatessen, la cite des enfants perdus..). This time, with amelie, he's giving us a wonderful fairytale. Or Fabulous should I say (the original title being "Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie...

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Excellent

ProFunny, Watchable, Cute

Cons None

Prior to watching this amazing french film I had never seen one before and im glad I did as it introduced me to a new world of film. Im quite used to watching films and understanding every word. However whilst watching this French comedy about a young woman who goes about her business quietly...

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Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) 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, Amelie 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, Amelie wears a bob that curls in every direction and dresses in red. With a job in a cafe and an aptitude for spying on her neighbors, Amelie 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 cafe between the hypochondriac druggist and a beer-drinking grouch. But when the day is done, Amelie 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.<BR>Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who codirected DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN with Marc Caro) presents AMELIE, an aesthetically gorgeous and inventive film. The rich, glowing color scheme is offset by flashbacks in black and white archival footage that give short biographies of each character. A soft-spoken narrator guides viewers through this enlightening fairy tale, which sometimes speeds through the streets and other times drifts in slow motion. AMELIE is humorous, questioning, and strange, and it will change the lives of all who watch it, if only for a short while after leaving Amelie's world.

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