Translated as “Amelie from Montmartre”. Direct translation: “The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain” (well, I’m guessin’ here). Actual known title: Amelie…Sheesh.
Set in Paris, the story features the main character Amelie (Audrey Tautou), a rather lonely but sweet and quite imaginative (read: weird) young woman. Through the invisible Narrator’s eyes, we follow and silently applaud her as she does one good deed after another (if the receivers deserve it) and, sometimes, exacts her own brand of creative revenge (for herself and other underdogs). But always, she does these in secret. She is contented being some kind of secret modern-day Robin Hood and making others happy until she meets someone and realizes that she, too, needs her own miracle.
I do not exactly know how to categorize this movie. An adventure-mystery-comedy-fantasy-romantic story. Yes, in that order. Or if I may make it more general, it is a feel-good piece of art.
An original story, told in an engaging and different manner, the story takes us to the world of Amelie and the people around her. One does not have time to be bored even for a single second. Wonderful, interesting and very creative story-telling. Wonderful, interesting and very creative cinematography and stunning visuals. Wonderful, interesting and very creative protagonist. Wonderful, interesting and very creative Audrey Tautou.
“Wonderful, interesting and very creative.” That sums it all up. So if you need a dose of feel-goodies, Amelie is a very good medicine. Amelie is certainly one heck of an eye-, and even heart-, candy.