Amelie

 

Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau,
Artus de Penguern, Urbain Cancelier
Miramax Films; Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Rated R; 121 minutes; 2001

 
Amelie is a shy young woman who has a love of life’s small pleasures. While she takes joy in the slightest things in life she is still looking for love as well as the course her life should take. Her slightly dysfunctional family have fostered her tentative interaction with her neighbors as well as the customers of the Parisian restaurant where she waitresses. When she successfully tracks down the owner of a box of boyhood treasures that she found in her house she begins to believe she might have the power to influence more of the people around her. This fairy-tale style film follows the heroine until she finds love and her place in life even though everyone around her has always underestimated her.

 

In French with English subtitles.

"There's so much here, and all of it delightful."

-- Desson Howe, WASHINGTON POST

"It deserves to be cherished, hugged and celebrated."
-- Jeffrey M. Anderson, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
 



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