It's better to help people than garden gnomes
What better film to chose for the movie of the month of love? There are few films out there that fill your heart with happiness and Amelie is one of such rare gems. The story of a sweet, lonely girl who decides to bring joy to others and in the process of that finds love is extremely inspiring and heartwarming. If every single one of us was a little bit like Amelie, I'm convinced the world would be a better place.
The part of Amélie was written specifically for Emily Watson. She wanted the part but had to decline because she didn't speak French and had already agreed to be in Gosford Park. Now it's really hard to imagine someone but Audrey Tautou in the main part - her big doe eyes, her whimsical hair cut and her innocent face are the perfect fit for the naive Amelie.
This is one of the most romantic films I have ever seen. With the exception of a brief phone call where Amelie gives information to Nino, the two leads do not exchange a single word during the entire film. This is the power of the movie - you can see their love, you can feel it, because it's all built on small gestures and on this lovely kind of magic. One of my favorite moments in the movie is when Nino asks the photo about Amelie and they respond he knew her all his life - in his dreams.
Review of the film - HERE
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