Amelie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Dominique Pinon

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Amelie

In this delightful French film Amelie (played by Audrey Tautou)is a lonely waitress with a heart of gold. When Amelie discovers a box of old treasures in the floorboards of her apartment, she decides to track down the owner and reunite him with his box of childhood memories. The gratitude of the owner and the happiness that Amelie sees on his face spurs her on to commit further random acts of kindness. Amelie decides to play matchmaker for a lonely co-worker and a jilted man who frequents the restaurant where she works. In order to motivate her father to spread his wings, Amelie steals his prized garden gnome and photographs the gnome in front of various landmarks from around the world. Amelie's actions pay off when her father makes the decision to travel the world. When Amelie sees a disabled grocer's assistant being degraded and humiliated by his boss, Amelia sneaks into the boss' apartment and delivers a hilarious comeuppance. When Amelie meets the handsome and enigmatic Nino, she secretly sends him notes and acts as a secret admirer, never revealing herself. As Amelia watches Nino from afar she is fascinated by the way he picks up discarded pieces from photobooths all over Paris. Who is leaving these fragments of pictures. And why? As Amelia works towards uncovering this mystery she gathers the courage to reveal herself to Nino.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sandra Calhoune

Amelie is a young French woman with a life devoid of close friends and romance. Because of her lonely childhood, she has developed a whimsical air. She sees a mysterious man in the train station and after finding something he has left behind, she goes on a journey to find him and essentially herself, while helping many along the way.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cheney

Amelie Poulain is a shy waitress who helps many people along the way and doesn't expect anything in return. She then finds herself falling for a man, but is too shy to tell him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Amelie Poulain is a lonely girl in her early 20s who arrives in Paris seeking her destiny after an unfortunate childhood with neurotic parents. Extremely shy, she has trouble meeting "the one" and decides that if she can't make herself happy for the moment, she'll make others happy in the meantime. Her journey to finding that perfect someone leads to humorous situations involving her quirky friends and co-workers. She eventually finds the perfect man who is exactly like her in just about every way and they live "happily ever after". An excellent offering from Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
The review of this Movie prepared by Melanie Linn

Amelie is a beautiful movie. Amelie sets out on quest to help others make their lives better. While on her quest she finds love. She now has a new challange, to find her love. It's a funny and cute movie. It helps put life in perspective.

The review of this Movie prepared by Kelly Alleman

At the heart of this movie, a waitress develops a romance with a clerk in a porno shop. Though that may seem a quotidian plot indeed after director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's past astonishing films ("Delicatessen," "The City of Lost Children"), it hardly begins to encompass the magic, wonder, and oddball sentimentality of this delightful film. (The original French title is "The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain.") Amelie is an innocent and dreamy girl, barely 20, who grew up isolated and unloved with the waifish gamine looks of young Audrey Hepburn. Now she waits tables in Central Paris, skips stones on the reservoir, and tries to improve (or, in the case of a bullying grocer, punish) the lives around her, somewhat like the heroine of "Cold Comfort Farm." But the inventiveness of the plot, the sheer joy and sly wizardry of the camera, far outstrip any verbal description of this enthralling story, which somehow makes the everyday seem utterly suffused with potential and magic, and revives the beauty of that amazing city of Paris. As Amelie, Tautou is utterly beguiling.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Amelie

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   waitor/waitress Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None

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