Set in a romanticized Paris where nobody smokes, there is no dog doo on the sidewalks, and famous landmarks are devoid of obnoxious tourists, Amélie is nevertheless a delightful modern-day riff on Jane Austen's Emma, wherein the optimistic daughter (Audrey Tautou) of an eccentric widower takes it upon herself to better the lives of those around her, even while denying… read more!
Movies Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (in alphabetical order)
Fans of wacky French director Jeunet, the man behind such mini-classics as Delicatessen and Amélie, know what to expect from his work at this point, and Micmacs doesn't disappoint. Although the film's first act is so whimsical that it nearly becomes too precious, this story about a man with a bullet lodged in his skull, who decides to get revenge… read more!
The ever-stylish Jeunet reteams with his Amélie star Audrey Tautou to tell another tale of a puckish young woman obsessed with finding her man; however, those expecting the sweet comedy of Amélie will be disappointed: A Very Long Engagement is a mostly somber drama, set against the horrors of World War I, and while it contains many examples of Jeunet's… read more!