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comedy, romance

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay, this magical comedy met overwhelming acclaim nationwide. A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris café, Amelie makes a surprising discovery.

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common sense

ON for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
0 out of 5

Thoughtful, charming for 16+.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while the movie 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.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Amlie wants to help people from a distance and is reluctant to show herself to the man who attracts her. Why do so many people need outside help to find happiness? Is there someone you would like to help?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Anyone who loves movies will have no defense against the seductions of Amelie -- either the film or the young woman.

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Friday, November 9, 2001


- Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Friday, August 9, 2002


- Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic, Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Audience Reviews

4 stars

time to see again

- brooklynspo, Saturday, July 7, 2007

5 stars

Amelie will brighten up your day, no matter how bad it was. Funny, romantic, and involving in ways that only the magic of the movies can make us feel.

- MovieGeek13, Monday, January 17, 2011

5 stars

Tr (C)s bien!

- janna, Tuesday, October 26, 2010