Year of Release: 2001
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Approx. Running Time: 122 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"TWO THUMBS UP"
-Ebert & Roeper
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay, this magical comedy met overwhelming acclaim nationwide! A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe, Amélie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! From then on, Amélie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness...in the most delightfully unexpected ways! But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?
OVER 150 CRITICS AGREE:
ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST PICTURES!"
It's been a long time since I watched this film - and I've only ever seen it once - but what I do remember is the vivid colors and quirkiness that gave the film an almost cartoonish feel. It was an interesting movie, but it didn't grab my attention enough to warrant a second viewing. I'd also rank it as my second least favorite of the four French films in my collection (the other three being Brotherhood Of the Wolf, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not and Grande Ecole).
Rated R (MPAA)