I don't remember how I originally heard of Amelie, but it had almost universal acclaim by critics. I wanted to watch it with my wife Daisy, but she didn't like the fact that the movie was in French instead of English. Foreign movies are not something I typically watch but an awesome story is good in any language. But subtitles do help a lot!
The story is about Amelie Poulain, a French woman who had an awkward childhood where she had almost no friends. This has led her to have a massive imagination. Inside her room she discovers a box hidden on the other side of the wall. Inside it is are a few things a boy from the 1950's would have collected.
She decides to find the owner of the box even though it's been about 40-50 years. She finds some clues and goes on a bit of an adventure. Amelie loves to help people but she does a have a strange way of getting things done. But before she knows it, her life might change forever as she meets the perfect person.
I did like Amelie but just not as much as critics back in 2001. It's an extremely clever movie, but I will admit that the language barrier does dull some of its humor. I also felt that there were a quite a few boring moments that slowed down the movie's pace. I don't think I could convince someone like my wife to watch Amelie but I'd recommend it for anyone who doesn't mind a foreign film that is not in English.