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Amélie(Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain)

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France, Germany

2001

Rated R • 2h 2m

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Jamel Debbouze

Genre Comedy, Romance

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At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?

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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Lily Bradfield Profile picture for Lily Bradfield

A classic for a reason—this film will never fail to put a smile on my face. I love the retro inspired look and the quirkiness!

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WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

100

Washington Post by Desson Thomson

A movie for aesthetically hungry moviegoers: wildly amusing, sometimes sardonic and always touching. There's so much here, and all of it delightful.
75

New York Post by Lou Lumenick

A slick, sweet, fast-paced, feel-good romantic fantasy that's fairly irresistible if you can keep your cynicism in check for a couple of hours.
88

Miami Herald by Rene Rodriguez

At two hours, the movie is probably 15 minutes too long -- the final half-hour in particular could have used some trimming -- but complaining about having too much of a good thing makes one sound like a grouch.
50

Chicago Reader by Ronnie Scheib

The ease with which the perky, big-eyed heroine ingeniously succeeds in improving the lot of everyone around her and the painterly manner in which reality in every inch of the frame is "improved" constitute both the "quirky" charm and the pure fishiness of the film.
100

Film Threat by Ross Williams

Joyous. This is a film that will put a goofy grin on your face from the opening frame, through to the credits, out into the lobby, the whole way home, and possibly even till you fall asleep.

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