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Adult Written byrdsf April 9, 2008

Sweet Non-Threatening Movie

Despite the site's review of this movie, it is quite suitable for a mature 12 year old. No violence or coupling of sex with violence. The main character (Amelie) is good hearted, and tries to help lonely people. There are some very funny scenes where she gets comic (and non-violent) revenge on a greengrocer who is mean to his retarded employee. The movie has excellent values. Despite the R rating given this film by the prudish MPAA, by way of contrast the move received a rating of all audiences by the Dutch film rating agency
Adult Written bymoviemadness July 27, 2011

Quirky and Gorgeous -A Must-See for Older Teens and Adults!

Amelie is a quirky, gorgeous, candy-hued film that makes the world just a little brighter! (Can you tell I'm a fan?) Filled with delightful characters, genuinely sweet messages about love and confidence, and fantastic Parisian scenery, this is not a film to miss! Although Amelie is filmed in a fairy-tale/candy shop way (the tone, cinematography, costuming, and etc. is charming and juvenile) there are themes that are anything but. There is a large helping of comedic sexual situations including characters employed at a sex-toy store and some very silly sex scenes. Also, in the style of French cinema, this film waxes on and on. The foreign language and the length mean that it won't entirely appeal to younger viewers, which is great because it really is not for them.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Adult Written byFashid vc December 19, 2012

Except Sex, Everything Else Is Perfect

Some Scenes Are Not Meant To Be Showed To The Kids If Needed Some Portions Can Be Cut And Exhibited Overall The Movie Is One Of The Best In The World
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byotto2007 April 9, 2008

Beautiful story--and funny!!

I agree with every word from the reviewer rsdf--the R rating is prudish, and mature 12 year old could see it. It's just a wonderful movie. If you see only one foreign movie in a year's time, this is definitely the one.
Parent of a 4 and 9 year old Written bykvirgin April 9, 2008

OK for mature teenagers, wonderful visuals and story

Mature teenagers interested in foreign films will be fine. Scenes/language relating to the porn shop are probably the most sexually explicit.
Adult Written bymovieman333 April 9, 2008

Great

mild stuff great for kids my kids 11 12 loved it
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 April 16, 2015

Joyful film leaves you feeling nothing but good

In my book of "501 Movies to See Before You Die," it was said that whenever you ask anyone about "Amelie," they get a goofy smile on their face. It's true! Along with a really great message (making other people happy will make you happy in the long run) the movies works on so many levels. There's the romantic, accordion-playing French music that puts you smack dab in the middle of Paris, the brilliant green-tinged cinematography that earned an Oscar nomination that makes you feel like you're in a fantasy, and...just that opening. Has a foreign film ever had that strong of a fairytale opening? It's just magical. Audrey Tautou is the perfect combination of adorable, innocent with a smirk and kindness as the titular character. Through an intricate plot of photo booth scraps, a diner filled to the brim with eccentric characters and the Glass Man who repaints the same thing every year, you get to know these characters along with laughing along with them and really just enjoying bursts of happiness and wonder onscreen. It's one of the most famous foreign films of all time, and after just one viewing you'll see why.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Parent of a 18+ year old Written byValdoria August 10, 2012

Sexist

Not sure why the producers had to sexualize and degrade women by constantly showing breasts throughout the movie. I did not see any exploited men in this movie. Has a great plot and story line with a good purpose. Why they had to exploit women, I am guessing to boost profits in case the story was a fail.
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Too much sex
Adult Written bysilakkalaatikko March 22, 2009

Good

Unique in a good way
What other families should know
Too much sex
Educator and Parent Written byadamswifey January 22, 2017

artful movie - doesn't need the sex scenes

i was surprised to see many rating this for teens - and in one case "a mature 12 year old." this is a lovely movie that could have been so much better with the absence of sex scenes and full frontal nudity. it was surprising and graphic. not something most parents would want to watch with their teenagers. i agree with CSM often. but i would rate this one for over 18.
What other families should know
Too much sex