La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
January 4, 2008
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.
July 6, 2007
This is a surreal and exhausting experience.
July 6, 2007
Marion Cotillard tears up all the available scenery in this overblown, achronological biopic of French pop singer Edith Piaf.
July 6, 2007
La Vie is a movie so frantic to get to it all that nothing is more than touched on.
June 27, 2007
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.
June 22, 2007
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.
June 22, 2007
Unfortunately, Olivier Dahan's "emotional journey" through this triumphant but tragic existence leaves us none the wiser about many of the details we'd like to know, or knowing, would like to see on the screen.
June 22, 2007
I have to say I regret a few things after watching this formless and weirdly selective bio-pic of Edith Piaf.
June 22, 2007
Olivier Dahan presents it as a glorious musical soap, and Marion Cotillard's rag-doll charisma is the beauty of the film
June 22, 2007
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.
June 21, 2007
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.
June 20, 2007
Untidy and self-conscious, the movie nevertheless pulls together a vivid portrait of Edith Piaf.
June 20, 2007
For all its florid pretensions and epic length, the film's overwrought take on its subject's not-so-rosy life leaves behind no lasting insight.
June 19, 2007
Fractured portrait of the singer is centred by some glorious samples of her music and a sterling central performance from Marion Cotillard.
June 15, 2007
... Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages.
June 15, 2007
Americans are unlikely to 'get her' any more, after watching this movie ...
June 15, 2007
This 140-minute biopic feels more like an ordeal than a celebration.
June 15, 2007
... La Vie en Rose uses perceptive filmmaking, as opposed to turgid exposition, to explain its subject's psyche and to cleverly capture the spell she cast over audiences.
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