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Amelie [Blu-ray] (Version française)

Audrey Tautou , Mathieu Kassovitz , Jean-Pierre Jeunet    Unrated   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (492 customer reviews)
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Perhaps the most charming movie of all time, Amélie is certainly one of the top 10. The title character (the bashful and impish Audrey Tautou) is a single waitress who decides to help other lonely people fix their lives. Her widowed father yearns to travel but won't, so to inspire the old man she sends his garden gnome on a tour of the world; with whispered gossip, she brings together two cranky regulars at her café; she reverses the doorknobs and reprograms the speed dial of a grocer who's mean to his assistant. Gradually she realizes her own life needs fixing, and a chance meeting leads to her most elaborate stratagem of all. This is a deeply wonderful movie, an illuminating mix of magic and pragmatism. Fans of the director's previous films (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children) will not be disappointed; newcomers will be delighted. --Bret Fetzer


Attention, DVD événement! Sans être parfait (absence d’un véritable making of, léger bruit vidéo), cette édition est un petit bijou, à commencer par ses menus inventifs, animés et musicaux. La définition – lissée - de l’image s'associe parfaitement avec les couleurs saturées, la luminosité gérée à merveille et en parfaite adéquation avec la photo si particulière du film. Les voix sont claires, la musique dynamique et enveloppante, les effets à la fois précis et puissants, avec peu de différences entre les pistes surround DD et DTS. Les extras sont nombreux (regroupés au sein des différents univers d’Amélie) et de qualité: interview et commentaire audio passionnants du réalisateur, court-métrage réussi, bêtisier attendrissant, reportage complice sur la promotion du film ou la création de l’album photos, séquences d’essais des acteurs, ou galerie variée de photos, affiches et storyboards… Une édition à se procurer de toute urgence ! Note technique : 4/5. -- TESTandCO.com

Serveuse à Montmartre, Amélie s'est découvert un but : réparer la vie des autres. Elle s'y emploie avec bonheur lorsque surgit un garçon étrange : Nino, collectionneur de photomatons ratés. Un jeu de cache-cache commence... -- Synopsis

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for french speaking users July 7 2011
Don't get me wrong, this move is a masterpiece in it's every aspects. Also the video and sound quality is there.

The problem is that the movie has English subtitles burn-in and I wish I would've known that before making this purchase. If you're looking for the clean french version of this movie, don't get the alliance release of it because you won't be able to remove the english subtitles.

How hard would it have been to get the option to turn them on or off ?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars even the mundane contains magic March 3 2009
By Brian Maitland TOP 500 REVIEWER
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a master of his craft--pure and simple. His ability to make even the most mundane situations and twist and turn them into something magical is beyond fantastic.

And if this movie doesn't want you to hop on a plane and go to Montmartre in Paris to experience this world of Amelie, then there is no hope for you.

As far as the DVD, it's well worth it for the extras (and fret not, most of the stuff is in English). The "Look of Amelie" shows how precise and prepared the director was and the cinematographer actually steals the show with his explanation of various shots and scenes. There is more--funny outtakes, screen tests (hey, why don't more DVDs thorw those on?), a couple of Q&A's with the cast and crew as well as a nice face-to-face with Jeunet himself.

The entire package is well worth having.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Eliza
This movie, in the first few minutes can completely capture your attention and will you to see the glorious middle and finally the end to the dream. Audrey Tatou masterfully makes this movie what it is. Her enigmatic and at the same time bold style in this movie makes you care so much about her character's life and "fabuleux destin" (Amazing destiny). I cannot advise more than to see this movie as soon as possible. For me, for a little while at least, it made me think how much more life can hold than what we live normally.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ce n'est pas une comédie, ni un drame, ni un film fantastique, c'est simplement un film d'émotions. Des émotions à fleur de peau et des émotions aussi profondes que le gouffre de Padirac, des émotions qui n'ont qu'une semaine ou un mois de vie passée et à venir, sans compter le présent évanescent, et des émotions qui durent toute une vie, de la plus tendre enfance à la plus profonde des tombes, du temps où la mémoire n'existe pas encore à un temps où la mémoire surgit d'au-delà de la tombe, des crêtes d'un glacier dans un massif montagneux toujours blanc. Des émotions qu'on ressent au bord d'une tasse de café dans un bar, ou dans la nuit effrayante de quelque train fantôme. Des émotions à ne plus savoir quoi en faire, même si cela ne fait pas de vous un légume, car encore faut-il avoir le cœur d'un artichaut pour cela, et ce n'est donné qu'aux artichauts d'avoir le cœur chaud et le regard perçant mais tendre. Mais faites très attention dans cette vie à tout ce qui vous regarde, comme les caméras, les appareils photos et les nains de jardin, et même à tout ce qui ne vous regarde pas car s'ils ne vous regardent pas c'est que vous les regardez et qu'ils essaient de vous faire croire qu'ils ne vous ont pas vus. Read more ›
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I watched this movie by accident. I was killing time. Soon, I found myself riveted to the movie.
It is a beautiful and sweet story. The story made me feel like a 14 year old falling in love. I am not going to go over the plot - I am going to talk about feelings. I felt light - as if a weight had been taken off my shoulders. My eyes got misty. That hasn't happened for the last 20 years. I was left with a smile and I went to sleep peacefully. This is a MUST WATCH!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amélie is a film demands to be seen more than once.
The first time around you fall in love with its story and the artistic eccentricities.
The second time, details make more sense and the puzzle pieces fall together better than they did the first time.
The third time, with a keen eye and ear, you start to notice little visual symbols and musical cues that hold the movie together and make it a legitimately artistic film--and quite a bit more.
It is fundamentally a love story, cute, but which offers so much more than the average Hollywood picture so that the senses are always dazzled. There is magic here--magic that is convincing and heartfelt. There is humour. There is originality. There is also character. Amélie is a film that deserves a spot in your movie collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie Ever! July 17 2002
I just can't say enough good things about this movie. It is funny, touching, romantic, adventurous, creative and beautiful. You just can't guess what Amelie will do the next in the movie, which make it very interesting and entertaining. It even lingers in your mind afterwards. I also heard about the Amelie effect... People act more kindly after watching the movie. Amelie is such a great movie that (to be honest) I felt like I am enlightened. The experience was priceless!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This is one of my favorite movies and this is the version I had hoped I was getting. It is in French with the proper English subtitles.
Published 7 months ago by D.W.Proctor
1.0 out of 5 stars HARD CODED SUBS!!!
This is a total No-No! There are hard coded subs in the video! Why!!!!?

The reason I was getting this was for the French commentary by Jeunet, and because it is, of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
This movie is simply a gem. When you finish watching it you will feel giddy and happy all day. One of my favourites!
Published 18 months ago by Julieanne
5.0 out of 5 stars My most favorite movie
How much do I love this movie?? In 2001 when I watched this in theater I knew that when I had my first daughter I would name her Amelie. 9 years later I got that opportunity. Read more
Published 21 months ago by ristinkay
4.0 out of 5 stars un moment de détente en amoureux
Que de bons moments avec une super musique, une histoire simple et touchante avec de bons acteurs ! A regarder
Published 21 months ago by Laurent GERBER
5.0 out of 5 stars Amelie Bluray
It's funny movie. Must buy it .. transfer picture so good 4/5 so audio 4/5 and Feature 5/5 very a lot of it.
Published on June 27 2012 by young guns
4.0 out of 5 stars fun, quirky, colorful, whimsical, stylish...
You will probably either enjoy this film or dislike it. Probably no in-between. It is neither realistic nor typical comedy. It's an adult fairy tale. Read more
Published on April 30 2012 by nobody
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeunet's sense of humor is so refreshing
Amelie (2001)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
122 minutes, French Language
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz... Read more
Published on Feb. 29 2012 by Steven Aldersley
5.0 out of 5 stars du bonbon pour les yeux
un film merveilleux pour tout age. Mes enfants (7 et 9 ans) ont adoré. Le montage, les couleurs et l histoire en font un film unique.
Published on Oct. 13 2011 by Ablasou Celine
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film
Je crois que tout le monde est maintenant au courant qu'Amélie entrera dans la gamme des "classiques" du cinéma. Read more
Published on Aug. 29 2011 by Matthieu Gauthier
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