Amelie.

A long time overdue I finally got around to watching this pleasant little French film, Amelie, originally titled Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

I have been recommended by many people to watch this film and now I have watched it myself I can see why. This film follows the quirky life of a young French girl and her awkward ways. From her time as a loner she decided to turn her life around, after finding a hidden tin box full of simple treasures.

The story progresses to show the simple effect Amelie can have on people’s lives for the better. Showing some brilliantly clever humor, Amelie certainly has a humble way of making a big impression.

For those of you who like simple pleasant films that make you giggle, you will certainly appreciate this French treasure. Not to mention the magnificent filming and cinematography through out. The camera work is original and has an ‘arty’ feel so you will appreciate what you see as well as the plot.

Amelie is played by Audrey Tautou who also starred in The Da Vinci Code. The acting is simply magnificent. The actress captured the characteristics of an awkward character without making the audience feel awkward watching. A talented skill in my eyes.

I like films that are not all doom and gloom but can still hold the audience’s attention tightly and this film does just that. I recommend this film for those seeking a pleasant 2 hours and you’ll most probably find yourself recommending this film to others yourself.