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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Amélie from Montmartre

(DVD - 2002 - French)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
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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.

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Feb 22, 2014
  • Ecsandar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Highly imaginative and idiosyncratic film. Romantic, charming and even rather funny. One of the most original films you'll ever see.

Feb 16, 2014
  • brendancarlson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you liked Amelie, you'll love the movie Kamikaze Girls (2004; Japanese w/ English subtitles).

Feb 10, 2014
  • multcolib_lauralw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When life has got me down this is the movie that lifts me up.

One of the greatest films I've had the privilege to watch. Seen it over and over and every time I fall in love more and more. Highly recommend it.

Nov 18, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I have to say the avant-garde directing by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet didn't do much for me. I find the voice-over often redundant and not adding much to the story. Still, it is an enjoyable watch overall.

Jul 13, 2013
  • aboyter rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you've never seen a foreign film, this is the one to watch first. Love that mischievous grin.

Mar 26, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not a cheesy love story as it focuses on Amelie's impish
child-like approach to life. This is the kind of movie that pulls in tourists to a given city with the way that it makes one feel.
I do not value music in my life, however, this has my favourite soundtrack of all time.

The catalog description is so off-base and irrelevant to the actual story line and plot scenario that one wonders where the cataloguers are at when they're dreaming up some of their descriptions - and how the senior cataloguers allow them to be posted. Yet another catalog entry for the same film - w/ the shorter one word title Amelie, is more accurate in its plot synopsis. Why two different catalog descriptions for the same flim?
Who knows? This is from the other catalog entry for the same film:
"Amelie Poulain has led a sheltered life, educated at home by her parents, she lives in a fantasy world of her own. When she finally leaves home and finds work as a waitress in a Parisian café, life is uneventful until a chain of extraordinary events leads her to the discovery of a box containing a schoolboy's long forgotten mementos. It is then that Amelie discovers her vocation in life - helping others find love and happiness - which she sets about in her own way. When Amelie falls in love herself, she realizes that making neat solutions is not as easy as it seems. "

Sep 14, 2012
  • Urbano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my all time favourites.

Sep 11, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Utterly original, funny, charming, and completely romantic, Amelie is a French film for people who can't sit through Truffaut or Goddard. As the movie's namesake, Audrey Tautou is dreamy, devilish, and beyond lovely. After discovering an old box in her apartment, Amelie sets about to find its owner and return it, thus setting off a fantastical chain of events, which lead her on a path to find love and happiness. You'll be drawn into this imaginative little movie and find yourself smiling the whole time. A must-see film for all romantics at heart!

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

Nov 11, 2009
  • Kuma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This award winning movie's tagline:

One person can change your life forever.

She'll change your life.

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Nov 11, 2009
  • Kuma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 20, 2008
  • alex rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Very brief, but graphic, sexual content

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