Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain), Movie Review

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001

Pros: original narrative style with surrealistic elements, quirky characters, interesting plot with interconnected stories

Cons: (it won several awards. I dare you to find a con about this film.)

Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is home schooled by her neurotic mother, subsequently growing up without friends and unable to properly relate to people. To make up for this lack, she has a highly developed imagination. When she discovers a hidden cache of toys in her apartment she decides to return them to their, now adult, owner. If he's happy to have them back she'll do more good deeds. If he doesn't she won't.

What happens next is a surreal fantasy of love and overcoming your fears.

It's a touching movie, quirky at times and unlike anything you've seen before.

The trailer, which I grabbed from TommyBoy249er's youtube site, gives a feel for what the movie's like.

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