They say third time lucky... I have seen this three times and have had a bad time each of them. I find the characters unappealing, the setting unrealistic, the story cheesy to nausea. I guess it is not for me. The camerawork is decent if a bit overeager to make a point. The music sounds to me as the script. At least I should appreciate the scenery, but it has been so sanitised it does not look like the real thing.
I am not quite sure what to say about this. A quirky look at a Parisian girl's life, seen through her eyes looking at the everyday lives of everyday Parisians. A fun, if slightly trippy watch. Certainly, I came away feeling like I wanted to know more about this girl.
I came into watching this film expecting a high quality but ultimately cartoonish 'light watch'. Amelie is so much more: sure it's whimsical, fantastical and often quite goofy but it's also a surprisingly dark watch. It doesn't stray from the misfortunes of life, the alienation of individual quirks and the longing for another like you but celebrates these things. Truly a sweet surreal absurdist vision like no other.