Tautou is a remarkable young actress. Her wide-eyed, gamine look, reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn or Leslie Caron, gives Amelie an innocence and vulnerability that is so essential to make the story work.
The rarest of cinematic rarities -- a schmaltz-free feelgooder which doesn't just make you feel good, but reminds you that true love can exist and that beauty can be found in even the most seemingly mundane of places.
Amelie and Nino's love story bursts forth in a colorful fantasia. Their wild goose chase of romance soars as high as Bruno Delbonnel's absinthe-tinged camerawork. And their kiss makes for one of the Zeroes' most tender and quietly sensual.