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Food and romance. That's what Paris is known for and that's what these movies have in spades. Amelie provides a whimsical, whirlwind tour of the City of Lights, featuring a candy-coated tour guide who proffers the concept of life's infinite potential when optimism is held close to the heart. Yet, the exact opposite can be argued for Before Sunset. Richard Linklater's brutally frank sequel to Before Sunrise unfolds across Parisian boat rides, taxi cabs, and lush apartments, whereupon Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy give an honest appraisal of true love lost. As for food, there has been no greater paean to the dishes of Paris than Ratatouille. Everything in this animated film is rendered in loving detail (down to the nooks and crannies of a loaf of bread), along with offering an utterly complete presentation of the city, from the sewage cobblestone to the panoramic night sky view of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in tow.