Amelie gets a lot of accolades for its groundbreaking visual style (voted by American Cinematographer as best cinematography of the decade). But you don't hear much about the screenplay.
It was a charming film that came out shortly after the dark days of 9/11, and audiences gravitated towards it for it's positive message. The casting of Audrey Tatou was also a great move as she really carried the character.
In this article by the Script Lab, they do a "Five Plot Point" breakdown of the Amelie script, pinpointing the moments that make a difference in the story structure.
When you consider how successful a French language film did worldwide, it maybe a good idea to take some notes next time you watch it.
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