A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Shows how random acts of kindness and generosity can be truly rewarding. Major themes include compassion, empathy, curiosity, and gratitude.
Positive Role Models
Amelie quietly encourages her reclusive father to go out and see the world. She needs a big push, however, to come out from behind her disguises and ruses to finally get the guy.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Character works in porn shop. Comic sexual situations -- explicit, but only brief glimpses of bare-breasted characters having orgasms.
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Some sexual references.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while Amélie is like a fairy tale, there are some graphic moments. One character works in a porn shop, and we see him surrounded by sex toys. There are comic but explicit sexual situations. There is a reference to suicide, and a child's mother is killed in an accident. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This film is filled with airy whimsical charm the way that a chocolate soufflé is filled with air. Audrey Tatou is just right as Amélie, a perfect gamine in a Lulu haircut. Writer-director Jean-Pierre Jeunet gives the story a feeling somewhere between fairy tale and documentary. His behind-the-scenes glimpses of the characters' likes and dislikes – from cleaning out a toolbox and getting fingers pruny in the bath to sticking a hand in a barrel of grain and cracking the sugar on a crème brulée -- are deliciously particular and somehow very touching.
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