Movie Night: Amélie

While I had heard about this movie a long time ago, it wasn't until this month I decided to give this movie a chance. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into when I added Amélie to my Netflix instant queue and I honestly had no idea what the film would be about.
Long story short - this film has become one of my favorites!

It's such a classic and cute story about a dreamer and all-around do-gooder. The main character, Amelie Poulain reminded me at times of Audrey Hepburn (I mean, that hair and those eyebrows...) and the all-around warm, whimsical, and wistful feel of the movie was heartwarming and absolutely adorable.

For those who are not familiar, this 2001 film stars Audrey Tautou as the titular character. She is a shy introvert who seeks solitude in a big city. She has her routines and seeks out solitude and life's little pleasures. One day, she accidentally discovers a small box full of trinkets that once belonged to a boy who lived in her apartment before her. She stumbles upon a dazzling idea: She will find the owner of the box (not an easy feat, as the boy lived in the apartment in the 1950s and is a grown man) and if the owner is touched by her action, she will perform more random acts of kindness.
From setting up two lonely singles to helping a blind man cross the street (while giving him a dazzling description of the Parisian street), Amélie finds happiness in being the secret puppeteer of joy for the lives around her. Meanwhile she falls in love with a dreamer like herself. While she is eager to help others find love and happiness, she is shy when it comes to her own path to bliss.

What I love more than anything about this film is how lighthearted and cute the story was - I think everyone can use a dose of Amélie's positive outlook on life, and that's exactly who I recommend this film to - anyone who wants to escape to Amélie's whimsically beautiful world.

12 comments

  1. I haven't watched this film yet, though I'd love to soon. (= Just followed you.

    xx kim

    itsksquared.blogspot.com | kim&kyle

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  2. My A Level Photography teacher recommended this film to me and I have loved it ever since! Good choice :)
    Lil x

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  3. Hello dear Deborah, I have to admit when I tried to watch this film a few years ago I wasn't able to understand it. Maybe this is caused by the reason that I really seldom watch films but I feel still a little bit embarassed and I think now I must give this film a new chance :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. I saw this a long time ago and I remember not liking it at the time-- but from your review it sounds like I need to re-watch!

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  5. This movie is on my wishlist for a such a loooong while :c
    I do know most of the soundtracks of this movie though haha
    Xx

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  6. Best movie for me! I'm following you hope you follow me back ^.^

    Crocus

    xo

    www.crocusinsun.blogspot.com

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  7. ah i haven't watched this movie in ages! but now i might just have to watch it tonight haha
    (:

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  8. I haven't seen this movie in years! I just asked hubby and he's never seen it somehow so I think I'll need to hunt out the DVD and watch it again. It's a really good story, and quite funny :)

    Away From The Blue

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  9. I am so disappointed in myself that i have not yet seen the movie, I have been wanting to see it for such a long time! But it just always slips my mind! Thank you for reminding me of this movie, I think I'll watch it today! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  10. This is such a cute movie and probably one of my favorites. Not only because of it's name :) I haven't watched it in a while and your post has reminded me to pull it out for the next movie night.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  11. I love how you styled your outfit. Your green skirt is so pretty. I'm now following you on GFC, I'd love it if you could follow my blog too? http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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