Amélie (2001)

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Directed By Jean-Pierre Jeunet Starring Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Claire Maurier Genres Comedy  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Magic Realism  •  Romance  •  Romantic Comedy Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  Miramax Films  •  César Award for Best Film Winning  •  César Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  European Film Award for Best Film Winning  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film Winning  •  Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award Winning  •  Crystal Globe Grand Prix Award Winning  •  French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Prix Méliès Winning  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Romantic Movies  •  London Film Critics' Circle Foreign Language Film of the Year Winning  •  Empire Magazine's 100 Best Films of World Cinema  •  Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film Winning  •  Goya Award for Best European Film Winning
Other Titles Le fabuleux destin d [France] Release Info April 25, 2001
122 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (8)

 
Danielle Lima

Danielle Lima on 9/8/2011 Reply  · 

O melhor filme de todos os tempos.

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Ufhamlet

Ufhamlet on 8/3/2013 Reply  · 

People love this film for the same reason that they love Coke and cheesecake. It's indulgent and sugary, but when you break it down, it's made of over-produced endorphin magnets. Overrated and underwhelming.

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RevivalMeeting69

RevivalMeeting69 on 8/8/2013 Reply  · 

Says the person with the Dark Knight avatar.

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LittleSocrates

LittleSocrates on 4/8/2015 Reply  · 

Another reason is because women's stories of escapism and romance are often dominated by the presence of a man, the sex he brings, or patriarchal views of "femininity." Or, well, for example, where Amelie dreams of being a doctor and a do-gooder, Ofelia from Pan's Labyrinth dreams of being a princess.

I'm largely in support of your reading; I think it's overproduced without truly reaching sublimity (the first half hour of Mood Indigo might be my comparison point, or the work of Satoshi Kon.) But Amelie as the emblem of "foreign film for young people" isn't so bad if it offers new perspectives.

As for criticizing The Dark Knight, the genius of that film is craft and work; I'd take Ledger's work over most acting.

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RevivalMeeting69

RevivalMeeting69 on 1/13/2017 Reply  · 

I wish I understood half of what you just said. Anyway, Amelie IS the single most sublime film ever made, and as for the so called "craft" in TDK, it is sorely lacking on almost every level, and downright non-existent on some. If you'd rather watch Ledger annoyingly licking and smacking his lips and calling it a performance over most real acting, then good for you.

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Caesar

Caesar on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Ufhamlet is right about this movie being on the "sugary" side, but it's a cute, harmless and clever romantic comedy. It's hard not to like.

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hambone88

hambone88 on 6/15/2017 Reply  · 

Such a nice film. You can tell that it's heavily influenced by the French New Wave. The soundtrack was perfect, and the color pallet worked it's magic to the highest effect.

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