|Cast: Audrey Tautou,
Director(s): Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genre: Love / Romance
A beautiful film. Surreal and quirky (but not in a lame cliched way), and aesthetically unique. It's not often I will gaze at a movie screen and unwittingly fall in love with the star, but Audrey Tautou, in this role, has got to be one of the cutest things ever to hit celluloid. I was taken from the outset, and thoroughly charmed every second of this movie. This is a sheer visual and story-telling delight, and was my fave movie of 2001. I just had a huge grin on my face through the whole viewing. Nice suppporting role from a garden gnome too.
Amazing! I actally fully agree with you on this one!
I see that now some corporation has started using the travelling gnome in their ads. Way to be original, boys!
Yessir, it's a slam dunk for the original inhabitants of that place on Lambert-Closse.
Brilliant film. I too like mitch, was charmed all the way through. Tatou was spellbinding. The film fun and tugged on the heartstrings with just the right note. Moreover, I think one of the reasons the film worked so well was that it tapped into that part of us, that likely most of us feel on some level, that we are not like everyone else, and we never quite feel like we fit into this stupid world.
Great film. Walked out in a great mood. However, (and this should please mitch), the person I saw it with at the time, while she didn't not like it, she could barely come up with more that two words to describe her pleasure. I should have known it wasn't going to last at that moment. Fucking life.
OK, never saw it, always WANTED to see it...
And any movie that can make JEFF Happy AND Go-Lucky is in need of a good viewing!
Ah, Jeffy......you make me smile.
Who was the chick? Did she also hate James Woods?
Yeah Jeffy, spill the beans. And maybe your movie on a date routine just isn't working for ya!
Or maybe you need to take your dates to see more "manly" movies, if you know what I'm sayin'! I mean, seriously, wasn't this flick done buy the same folks who did "Rochelle, Rochelle"?
Did you actually SEE this movie?
No man, I didn't meet the minimum estrogen requirements at my local theatre, so they wouldn't let me in!!
I think we may have to redefine the POT-PLONT continuum. Bill Dozer's progressive comments seem to have redefined the meaning of PLONT. I suggest with such a shift, most PLONTs would now by default, through no choice of their own, qualify as POTs.
"Too much estrogen?" Wow. That's some depth there....
You ain't seen nothin' yet, Jeffery ol' boy !!!
Jeffy, you cannot promote all PLONTS to POTs, as much as you'd like to, without first conferring with the director of POT activities himself, Dr. J! It's clearly written in the charter.
However, I do understand your sentiment, but to me it only reflects the true division between the two factions: the concept of taste. To ressurect the old sterotype, POTs are snooty and stuffy individuals who look down their noses at everyone else. PLONTS are more fun-loving, carefree and accepting of others. We do not choose our members because ours is a group of people who could not be in the POT, either by choice or by exclusivity.
That being said, we do expect a certain amount of civility, like actually viewing a movie before committing it to a bomb rating! Billdozer, your rating will have long-term effects on the history of our civilization. Future generations may overlook this gem of a movie because of your careless actions. With great power (or PLONTness) comes great responsibility. Treat it with care!
I'll see the billdozer's bomb and raise another!! I saw about 10 minutes of this tripe and then bailed!
By the way, there are plenty of reviews on this site by the "holier than thou types" (papa mickey, for instance) where they had watched only a fraction of the movie and then bombed it based on those few minutes of viewing!! Let he who has a clear conscience cast the first stone!!!
**casting the first stone**
Done and done!
Um, yeah. With Mitchy on this one.
Personally, I can't bring myself to turn off any movie or walk out of a theatre if I've paid money to see it.
That being said, Amelie was FRICKIN BRILLIANT.
Forgot to add the stars.
AWESOME "old-school Persons of Taste" thread. Billdozer!! I wonder what NRA meeting he's chairing now...? GOD I miss his yin to our raging yangs...
ZOMFG! I FINALLY saw this movie...and I must say that it WAS good BUT! suffered from the Phantom Menace syndrome...I had simply built it up TOO much in my mind since all who's opinion I respect (and by contrary the opposite of opinions I DON'T respect - LOL! Billdozer, where art thou?) were raving about it...
I DID smile at the quirkyness of Audrey Tatou and the unconventional filming-style of the movie itself but it didn't MOVE me. It reminded me alot of other French films like Jambon, Jambon in it's "quirky" stylings.
In the end, a GOOD film...not a GREAT one.
And to appease the PLONT gods - Audry Tatou's a frickin' HAWTIE...
I think I'm the only one who hasn't seen this movie.
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