La Vie en Rose (La Mome)

Critic Score

74%

User Score

84%
In theaters Feb 14, 2007
PG-13, 2 hr. 16 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: Writer/director Olivier Dahan (Crimson Rivers II) helmed La Vie en Rose, the screen biopic of tragic French songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, the superstar once raised as a young
Director: Oliver Dahan, Olivier Dahan
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 16 min.
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Theater Release: Feb 14, 2007
DVD Release: Nov 13, 2007

Cast

Marion Cotillard

Edith Piaf
Jean-Paul Rouve

Louis Gassion
Gérard Depardieu

Louis Leplée
Pascal Greggory

Louis Barrier
Marc Barbé

Raymond Asso
Jean-Pierre Martins

Marcel Cerdan
Clotilde Courau

Anetta Gassion

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: The set design and cinematography are impressive, but the real achievement of La Vie en Rose is Marion Cotillard's mesmerizing, wholly convincing performance as Edith Piaf.
  • This isn't the first time Piaf's life has been brought to the screen and it probably won't be the last, but Cotillard makes this particular version stand apart. More...
  • This is a surreal and exhausting experience. More...
  • Marion Cotillard tears up all the available scenery in this overblown, achronological biopic of French pop singer Edith Piaf. More...
  • La Vie is a movie so frantic to get to it all that nothing is more than touched on. More...
  • This kind of heightened drama might not work in most movies, but it suits its larger-than-life subject: Dahan's La Vie is the movie equivalent of a torch song. More...
  • Dahan makes us wait for the cathartic release until the very end; the effect is not manipulative but absolutely exhilarating. More...
  • Compelling but punishing -- an artful ordeal. The best way to process it may be as unintended camp, rolling your eyes in amazement at its litany of misery and heaps of histrionics. More...
  • Yes, she sings 'Je ne regrette rien', and, yes, we cry. Yet the tears are for the song and the memory of a remarkable artist. They're very little to do with this strenuously crafted yet ultimately bungled 140 minutes of celluloid. More...
  • Don't bother voting. Just give the Oscar to Marion Cotillard now. As the chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, her acting is the most astonishing I've seen in years. More...
  • Untidy and self-conscious, the movie nevertheless pulls together a vivid portrait of Edith Piaf. More...

User Reviews

  • La Vie en Rose needs more than one viewing to understand what the filmmakers are trying to say. I loved the way Olivier Dahan took Edith Piaf's life,...
  • Good lead performance in a very average bio pic.
  • La Vie En Rose is an incredible biopic on famed French singer Edith Piaf. Brilliantly acted and directed, Edith Piaf is wonderfully portrayed by...
  • I watched this movie because of the lead actresss Academy Award. She turned in a tremendous performance. There are many good scenes, and it is helped...
  • Marion Cotillard, who has proven herself in Big Fish, Nine, and Inception, won herself an Oscar for this, not only because she was true to form, but...
  • I feel like this was the female, French version of Capote. Both drilling, hard biopics that were utterly and completely career defining for their...
  • La Vie en Rose did two things for me: 1. It made me interested in learning more about the life of Edith Piaf. 2. It made me finally accept that...
  • Overall a beautiful and moving film. I was far from an expert on Edith Piaf going into this film, but I do own a few of her CD's, have seen images...
  • Committed performance from Cotillard understandably caught the Academy's eye but the surrounding film was functional at best.
  • Directed by: Oliver Dahan. Starring: Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau. "The most astonishing...