Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Movie Post


Since I haven't really watch any worth reviewing movies lately, today I've decided to review one of my all-time favorite foreign movies, Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (in English: The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, aka Amélie).

This movies tells the life story of a sweet, innocent and naive french girl, Amelie Poulain. The story starts from when she was an only child born to some very exentric parents that because they never gave her enough love and attention to her, every time her father will come close or even touch her, her heart will be beating very fast, which made her parents think she had some heart condition so she was bound to stay at home without the possibility of having many friends.

Because of her very lonely childhood this sweet girl grown up to be a somehow insecure person but destiny makes her find a reason to help all sorts of people with random acts of kindness. But this also makes Amélie challenged with the fact that if she only helps others anonymously, she may live her life alone and without the happiness she brings others. Amélie's conflict is what rounds out the picture and makes it complete.

But besides the rich plot and great performances by many of the charactres, what I really like is the cinematography, the use light and color to take you experience a very unique world filled with many wonderful shots and ideas.

Althought this movie is in French, I believe that is not difficult to follow even without not knowing any French and with subtitles.

When you get the chance check out the movie. If nothing more, it will make you want to fall in love, make you want to change things in your daily life or to just enjoy the simple things in life.... Maybe it will even make you want to move to Paris!

Happy Hump Day to you!

2 commented; now it's your turn!:

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's funny cause I always begin to watch this movie but never end up finishing it. I don't know it's just weird cause I really enjoy it but somehow I always get occupied with something else and forget about it! LOL! So I never finish watching it.

sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Maggie, maybe is because it is in French and at least on my case when people talk in French it makes me kind of sleepy, it's like they are singing very low!
Hope one day u get to finish it, it is really good!

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