Monday, 8 April 2013

Amelie ( By Low Yam Nee )


Basically,this french movie is about Amélie (Audrey Tatou) who  grows up as a lonely child whereby her parents who do not know how to show their love for her. She becomes a thoughtful, quiet, observant girl who decides to change the lives of those around her, opening hearts to the adventure that is waiting for them, taking revenge on a cruel grocer, bringing together a couple who are afraid to show their longing for each other, and bringing the outside world to a reclusive painter and to her own father.

My opinion and film review are it is beautiful to the fullest, icon of art cinema. This movie's central element lays on human feelings and life, where regular everyday circumstances come to be the nest for life changing experiences. It is dynamic and simultaneously reflective, very challenging and interesting. Entertaining but thought-filled, it reflects a whole new view of our traditional lives with an astonishing artistic direction to be learned by us.Creativity can be seen when the director show its creativity in response to the realism of life and  has a talent for translating everyday events into compelling images.Jeunet feels that opportunities do arise whereby the individual can initiate changes in life’s fabric with dramatic consequences. As one character comments; life is like the Tour de France, blink at the wrong moment and you miss it. In fact the film’s message is thoroughly trite and familiar whch is the world is full of wonder and mystery, keep your senses alert, your eyes open for opportunities and maybe you can overcome the tawdry fate that awaits most of mankind.

Well, this movie was very cute, and whimsical. For those who like fantasy or know what it's like to have Imaginary Friends will appreciate Amelie. She becomes actually quite a strong character as she weaves herself into other's lives by helping them by doing good deeds (Example:Convincing her father to travel by kidnapping his prize garden gnome, and sending it into the world, sending him pictures of it's location) we also see her gain friends and change, becoming a more whole person in the world. My only thing was that the review did not really go into detail on how sex scenes were, so I didn't really know what to expect what the 'humorous situations' would be. But it really wasn't too graphic. The movie shows almost no nudity for almost the entire film until the toward the end. The nudity was a man trying to communicate with a woman while she was filming a porno video for the store she works for. It shows her breasts, because she is stripping in front of the camera. However, this scene is only about 1 minute long, and so should not be too graphic for us. Also, the movie does take a LONG time to get the story told (2 hours) and so the plot drags on a bit, but nevertheless this is a very cute movie. I did  enjoy watching Amelie discover herself as the movie progresses, and as she discovers life and true love. Very good filming, story line, and acting. A quirky modern fairytale, of sorts. 

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