Amélie

Amélie

DVD - 2002 | French
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Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002], c2001.
Edition: Widescreen version (2.351)
ISBN: 9780788836213
0788836218
Branch Call Number: DVD Amelie
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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I took an international cinema class in college. It was designed to be very easy, so much so that I vividly remember one of the questions on the final was, "This delicious bon-bon of a film was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet." I'm pretty sure that class was about making sure you left wi... Read More »

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French coming-of-age, feel-good, romantic comedy


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ArapahoeLaura Jun 24, 2019

I'm not sure if this was worth THE HYPE, but it was fun nonetheless.

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SAM HRANAC
May 06, 2019

This movie is so delightful I wish I could have my memory of it erased so I could watch it again for the first time.

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a_vdub
Feb 18, 2019

Highly quirky film, charming at times. Not all that satisfying if you are looking for a point to this movie.

LPL_SarahM Feb 06, 2019

Gave this one a re-watch in preparation for a trip to Paris next month. Just as beautiful as I remember.

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ryanever
Apr 11, 2018

Amelie manipulates people using lies and trespassing and other crimes to harm or falsely improve innocent people's lives around her. Eventually the creepy stalker creeps upon other creepy loner who saves photo mementos of strangers. They play stalker games with each other until the meet and make love without speaking and ride off deliriously happy. No mention of how their social degeneracy and criminal behavior might make for awkwardness or apprehension towards each other.
This disturbing movie is all about contrived easy answers, double standards and tidy bows. There is no redemption and no satisfaction.

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humbleworm
Feb 11, 2018

This highly influential film has a distinctive narrative style and has even inspired a couple of advertising campaigns. The main character's efforts to improve the lives of those around her will make you smile. Some nudity and language not suitable for children. Henri Henri is a similar Quebecois film.

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calvoer
Jan 14, 2018

There's helpful commentary on disc 2. I wish I'd watched it first, would have had greater appreciation for the complexity of the movie while viewing it.

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patch666
Jun 19, 2017

Classic!! she is perfect !!!

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Liber_vermis
Dec 23, 2016

A zany romantic-comedy that combines sharply-drawn characters with (brief) animations and urban folklore themes. Very entertaining!

ArapahoeSarahD Oct 14, 2016

This film has such a creative story-telling ability, you will be unsure as to whether you are reading a book or watching a movie! (I'm sure the subtitles have something to do with that)
You will love Amelie, her sweet nature and her adventurous spirit.
Combined with brilliant acting and beautiful sets, Yann Tiersen presents us with yet another incredible soundtrack. I cannot suggest this film more.

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Liber_vermis
Dec 23, 2016

Sexual Content: This is a French movie so bare breasts are displayed briefly from time to time. There are three brief scenes of sexual intercourse viewed from behind the male from the waist up.

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Kuma
Nov 11, 2009

Sexual Content: If you check out imdb.com, you'll see this is rated R for sexual content. And you can read the details for parental advisory.

alex Jul 20, 2008

Sexual Content: Very brief, but graphic, sexual content

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humbleworm
Feb 11, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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VV12
Sep 15, 2015

VV12 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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alexandermorr
Oct 15, 2012

Anne Hathaway's favorite movie. Emoke liked a lot. She said colours are so vivid. Lively orange. Wicked girl she Amelie

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Kuma
Nov 11, 2009

This award winning movie's tagline:

One person can change your life forever.

She'll change your life.

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rtnikko
Jun 02, 2016

"You couldn't even be a vegetable — even artichokes have a heart." - Amelie

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