Amelie is a classic French movie about individuality and the importance of wonder and curiosity.
There aren’t many big screen love stories that don’t hit you with an overdose of Hollywood schmaltz – this is one of them.
Amelie was a home-schooled child, who created a fantasy world to deal with her loneliness. She grows up to be a shy adult who starts helping those around her in creative ways, mostly without them knowing. She devotes her life to inspiring and bringing happiness to those around her, as well as humorous retribution to mean-spirited people. While doing her deeds, she ends up falling in love with a quirky, elusive stranger.
It’s a charming, feel-good movie with a playful sense of humour and a memorable French soundtrack. It also reminds us that life’s small details are not to be overlooked as it is here where joy is often to be found.
This movie makes for a great icebreaking conversation piece and certainly captures imaginations. Give it as a gift or watch it with colleagues and friends.