Monday, May 17, 2010

La Vie En Rose

I cannot begin to even try to describe how wonderful Marion Cotillard is. I loved her in Public Enemies. I loved her in Nine. But I astronomically LOVED her in La Vie En Rose (2007). Honestly, if you have not seen this film, and/or a great performance, then La Vie En Rose is for you.
La Vie En Rose looks at important parts of the life of French singer Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard). It follows her story from when she was a young child living in the slums of France, to when she was a fading woman close to her death, with the songs that made her famous packed in between.
This movie is by no means perfect. It excels in the cinematography and set design area, but the script and story is a little lop-sided. While at times it seems boring, there is one thing to get you through--Marion Cotillard. When she is on screen, nothing else matters. She is Edith is exactly like seeing the real thing on screen. Okay, so you may think I am going a little over the top on how great Marion Cotillard is, but you have to see it for yourself. Her performance in this is probably one of the best performances I have ever seen. Thank goodness she won that Oscar.
My advice to you is: please go get this film, it is a revelation. I have nothing more to say but that.

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