Saturday, August 25, 2007
AMELIE (“Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain” 2001, France, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant screenplay)
It's better to help people than garden gnomes.
Whimsical story of a winsome, lonely, (gorgeous) young woman so delighted at the results of a "random act of kindness" she perpetrates on a stranger that she sets out on a campaign of anonymous benevolent meddling. One of the most abundantly inventive movies ever made, set in a fantasy Paris that's as glorious to the eye as anybody's dream or memory. For me, an utterly endearing "do unto others" fable: some viewers find it saccharine, or are put off by a casual sexual morality that's typically European, but I was too charmed to mind much.
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Available at Videomatica