Thursday, December 27, 2007

Feels like Monday

Because it's a regular business day. I have to keep reminding myself that it's Thursday.

Last night, by chance, I caught a movie on the Quebec channel that just enchanted me: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain. I believe the English-subtitled version was titled Amelie. And I remember when the movie came out someone saying they didn't like the tricks Amelie played on people and that it spoiled the movie for this person. Well, now that I've seen it, I beg to disagree. Amelie only played tricks on mean people; I mean, after watching that nasty grocer yelling at and hitting his not-too-bright employee, I would have done the same. Besides, her tricks were ingenious. I loved the whole movie, from beginning to end. It made me laugh out loud and it made me nostalgic because some of the scenes were in the Gare de l'Est, which I know so well.

Photo: My mother's best friend, Janine Legagneux, holding her daughter nicknamed Poussine. Taken in the mid-1950s.


  1. I ADORE Amelie -- if you ever care to watch it again, I own it!

  2. Anonymous10:42 p.m.

    ooh, i loved amelie. the same director has another lovely film called 'city of lost children'. you should see it. oh, and ...if you havent seen 'elizabethtown' so. i think it will make your heart smile. it did mine. i hope you are well. miss you! i just moved but maybe once i am all settled in (sometime circa 2019) we can have coffee. xo

  3. Amelie is a really fun and quirky movie, I loved it and I can't even speak french! (subtitles for me) I also love all the colors throughout the movie! karen...

  4. My husband loves the movie, but it is one that I just cannot get into. by the way - I have absolutely no idea what day it is right now! I am always like this at this time of year :)

  5. I loved Amelie. I saw the one with Audrey Tatou. She is a great actress and her eyes are so compelling. I hated the grocer too. Cruel people like that make me crazy. Lovely picture of your mother's friend and baby.

  6. It's one of my favourite films! xo


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