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
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
ISBN: 0788836218
Branch Call Number: Fre DVD MOVIE A
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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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.

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.

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 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!

Aug 05, 2012
  • robsuka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't hate the French anymore. whimsical like Brian Fuller stuff

Jun 15, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A hilarious romantic comedy with a good French taste, humour and creative imagination. The movie brought me genuine laughs and tears. Highly recommended.

Feb 04, 2011
  • Carine_Dominique_Lavoie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Must See AMAZING Movie!


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