Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta,
When Amelie first hit United States soil, it was met
by a lackluster limited release and poor ticket sells. That
didn't stop the critical acclaim that this movie deserves
and then some.
The Plot: I'll start this review of with a little
summary of the plot. When the movie first starts out, you'll
learn of a girl's past, and that of her family. As you watch,
you'll definitely notice that this isn't a normal girl from
a normal family. You'll also learn of her extreme shyness
when it comes to talking of communicating with other people.
When she grows up you'll see her find an interesting child
hood treasure. Right at that time, Amelie decides to deliver
it to its rightful owner. Upon the delivery, she is overcome
with happiness and decides to help everyone and anyone achieve
While it does sound all good and lighthearted, it is not
for everyone. It requires a certain taste and if you do not
possess this certain taste, than you'll find Amelie
too weird, and not very exciting. If you do have this taste,
than you'll find this movie to be an awesome piece of art.
I'll try to divide the two groups up, to give you a better
Those who will not like it are the kids today with their
Grand Theft Autos and xXx movies.
The kind of people who won't take the time to read all the
text in an role playing game, or watch the melodramatic scenes
in a movie. There is just not enough killing, maiming and/or
explosions for you in this film. Sorry but this group will
not be able to stomach this fine movie and that's really too
The kind who'll love this piece of art are the people who
like to stray off the beaten path every once in a while. Instead
of getting that shirt that everybody has and is "In style",
you opted to something that is more your style and not someone
else's. Those kinds of people will enjoy this great nugget
While you parents are reading this review, you may be thinking,
"This movie sounds soft, cute, and fun! Maybe I'll show it
to the kids". I have to warn you that this movie has some
very naught dialogue and a little brief nudity. So this isn't
a movie that young Timmy should be watching. I did find this
movie appropriate enough to show some younger teens. This
movie is rated R but I think it should've been toned down
to a PG-13 rating.
All in all, if you're looking for something to cheer you
up after a long day. You've found it. The movie is also furthermore
proof that a movie doesn't need special effects, or great
sound effects and other fluff to be great. The bottom line
is, "Is it worth my hard earned 30 bucks?" Yes it is. Also
if you hunt hard enough you should find it for a mere 20 dollars.
Quite a deal! Buy it!