Amélie is probably the most beautiful screenplay ever written, not to mention my favourite fictional character of all time. Oh, I’m making big statements today. It’s a feel-good movie that somehow escaped my list! (Thank you for bringing that to my attention in the comments section).
One of the (many) things I loved about this movie was how characters were introduced by their likes and dislikes. It’s often how we’re taught to introduce ourselves when, say, learning a new language, but rarely how things go in real life. I can’t ever recall a time when I’ve said “Hello my name is Thelma and I enjoy reading, watching tennis and going for long bike rides’.
In the movie, Amélie likes dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulée with a teaspoon and skipping stones in St. Martin’s canal.
It’s funny how much those little things that make us happy can reveal about us.
Have you seen Amélie? It’s so lovely, really!