A little while back I watched 'À la folie pas du tout' (He loves me, He loves me not) which stars the brilliant Audrey Tautou. I only came in during the last 45 minutes or so but the storyline wasn't hard to get into. It had enough twists in the plot to keep me interested and frankly, I just wanted to find out what the crazy bitch was going to do next. The ending of this movie is simply brilliant
. Brilliant. I was sitting in my living room at 1am clapping. I enjoyed it that much.
Audrey is one of those interesting people that you just can't stop looking at (I don't know if this is just something bibbiddy_boo
and me share, but when I find someone on telly thats interesting to watch. I can't stop myself watching and studying everything they do) She plays a psychotic obsessive compulsive in love with a Doctor that doesn't love her back. She sort of lives inside her own mind. Very "Amelie"-ish (That movie is a masterpiece, but I wonder, if they hadn't cast Miss. Tautou in the lead, would it have been so memorable?)
I do have a
infatuation (A guy once tried to argue with me that it was spelt with a 'ph' not an 'f' but I had watched 'Aliens of London' far too many times on mute with subtitles to tell him to STFU) with watching stuff with subtitles. My mum often yells at me to put the sound back on the telly and turn the fucking teletext off. Maybe that's why I enjoy watching SBS far too much. Then again, it might be the gracious amount of porn they screen too.
Anyway, thumbs up from me. An enjoyable movie. I didn't find it as captivating as 'Amelie', but that movie will always be great because people tell you is it. This one seems to have slipped under the radar, not unlike many French films. I've heard 'L'Auberge Espagnole', 'Dirty Pretty Things' and 'Happenstance' are just as good. They're next on my watch list.
Oh, and just to back up the superiority (Whoa!) of 'Amelie', the music is just as good.
I freakin love
the orchestra version of La valse d'Amélie. Which I offer for download here