La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Reviews
It's a must see even if you cannot stand chansons..
The film is shown mainly in a back and forth sequence as we firs see Edith as a young girl before going straight to when she was in 30's and back to her younger years. The film highlights Piaf living with prosititutes when she was young, moving around with her father, singing for change, the many men in her life and how some of her biggest hits such as "Non je ne regrette rien" came about.
Before I get into the performance I gotta say The film itself is ok not very impressive but ok. Now to Marion colittard, she is extraordinary here. Her embodiment into edith piaf is a sight to behold. Her singing was incredible and even going back and listening to the real edith piaf the voice is unbelievably stunning. Edith piaf had quite the interesting life. kinda think her going blind story was a bit exaggerated but the rest is quite surprising. She really got around with men I see and had quite the personality
Incredible costume work colittard is almost unrecognizable here. Lighting was nice and decent in scenes. Editing was a little well not my taste. Had one good moment. The final sequence I will admit was quite extraordinary. I now love non je ne regrette rien after watching that final secne.
La vie en rose pretty much introduced us to a rare French talent that wowed the hell out of all us and to think Cotillard continued with another French role that landed her another nomination. Cotillard is an amazing actress point blank period
Marion Cotillard was the heart and soul of this emotionally riveting movie. She delivered an outstanding performance that totally transformed her into someone else. You could totally see her getting lost in her character and not being herself anymore. Moreover, the movie was also very powerful and had a very unique way of telling her story by skipping the timelines. But overall, it was a very touching and raw biography lead by the always amazing Cotillard.
~March 14, 2015~
4 tears-in-the-throat ballads out of 5