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      La môme

      PG-13 Released Jun 8, 2007 2 hr. 20 min. Biography Drama List
      74% 153 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 26 Buy Now

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      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.

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      Adrian M Fantastic acting work by Cotillard, carries the movie and all it's imperfections through. Very stylistic cinematography also helps to get on with somewhat chaotic, yet poetic and moving film about the life of legendary Edith Piaf Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Kyle M Even if you're not fully accustomed towards a subject with such an iconic status, the story not only has noteworthy justification but what additionally contributes the worthwhile value is ideological examination besides generic sympathy. Édith Piaf was an iconic French singer who sung extraordinarily and charmed innocently, but beneath her facially-expressed successes is pain from the losses she experienced. Her singing enchanted her country, till her personal buildup of fragility weakened and exposed her whenever she collapses right in front of them due to drug addiction. Supposedly genealogy though elliptically suggested, it has led to her early death unconvincingly marked. Marion Cotillard, whose caliber afterwards compels this apparent breakthrough, appears to undergo a spiritual embodiment that revived Piaf's presence. She must've paved this sort of honor to an extent of portraying a figure as it's been a special occasion since when seeing the actual figure revived, not much acknowledging as an immersive portrayal. Typically a tour de force in describing this feat with an impression is one of her best performances as she manifests what pained Piaf to the fault. Although director Olivier Dahan definitively refined his focus as peaked staple of his handling under a sympathetic direction, through genuinely impressive merits that livens the Cotillard's stage, it's behaviorally flawed. Though the initial lack of interest is beyond his control as the reverence he led with is expectingly dedicated to both Piaf's memory and those who admired her that gave her the icon status, but the compel factor wasn't spaciously considered for those who watches this without any prior knowledge. The very reception exposes how elliptical it actually is and unable to identify much with much convincing. It goes further through non-linear structure being leaned on more than it liked. Understandably inspired and determined to deviate from structurally narrative genericity, the impact would arguably remain intact as the ideal takeaway is fame being a defensive front ignoring the mounting pain. Couple chemistries were relatively engaging, but to truly research and satisfy in respond to how they were built is to at least provide notes amid the closure, rather than just simply grasping what's become of them later. "La Vie en Rose" may be merely a showcase for the talented Cotillard, an exceptional one that is, it may be best enjoyed by those who are more aware of the struggling singer as her voice still memorably echoes. Just from watching it honed observative awareness towards handling pain inwardly traumatically as ideologically suggested, as well typical appreciation for both talents whilst acknowledging the honored storyteller's delicate artistry. (B+) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review S R 1001 movies to see before you die (Added 2008; Removed 2013). I remember seeing this and enjoying learning about Pilaf, but not much beyond that. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/08/23 Full Review John E La Vie en Rose is a biographical film that highlights the life of Edith Piaf, one of France's most popular singers of the 20th century. The movie made its way to theaters in 2007 and stars Maron Cotillard as the central character. Edith Piaf was born a sickly child who ends up being dumped on her paternal grandmother, the madam of a brothel in Normandy. She's cared for by prostitutes until her father returns and forces her into a life in the circus and then later as a street busker. As a young woman, Edith continues to sing in the street to earn small tips in order to get by in life. Eventually her singing is heard by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu) who hires her. Edith experiences many ups and downs following her initial success at the club, and her experiences become mired by her abuses of drugs and alcohol. With her diminutive body, loud brassy personality, insecurities, and superlative singing voice, one can't help but notice the comparisons to Judy Garland. In its entirety, the movie is a bit disjointed, and its non-linear storytelling often makes it difficult to put Piaf's highs and lows in proper context. Additionally, the movie failed to apply any type of balance between the ups and downs of her existence. Her lengthy fame and good times are pretty much ignored. There is also a minor plot thread revolving around Piaf's belief that Saint Therese speaks to her that seemed overly contrived. These things aside, the film does a formidable job of trying to encapsulate one's lifetime into a mere 140 minutes. The cinematography and costumes are outstanding, and all the supporting cast give solid performances. But make no mistake, this movie's true grandeur comes from Cotillard's intense and dazzling performance. She is astonishing in every way. Her performance earned her critical acclaim including acting wins for a BAFTA award, the Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress Oscar. It was the accolades of her performance that put this film on my 2023 must-see list. And in every way, it was indeed a must-see performance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Thomas M The best makeup and hairstyling ever done in a movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/22 Full Review Serge L The film is long and covers all the main events of her life but mainly lingers during her beginning and her end. We see little of her good life and nothing during the war, which could probably fill a film or two. The way the film is cut is dramatic and very efficient. It was a thrill but so much drama. In spite of Marillon well done work, the real Edith was even more endearing than what we see in this film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Melissa Anderson Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews 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. Rated: 3/4 Jan 4, 2008 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies The life of Edith Piaf was filled personal highs and devastating lows. “La Vie en rose” shows it to us through it’s truly enthralling and heart-breaking presentation. Rated: 4/5 Aug 23, 2022 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site Detaching Piaf's wildly contradictory life from the larger realities of French social life weakens the film and makes her own behavior somewhat arbitrary. Feb 14, 2021 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Long for all but the true fan, containing the obligatory musical stations-of-the-cross, this film isn't Ray, but it isn't bad. May 21, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death.
      Olivier Dahan
      Olivier Dahan, Isabelle Sobelman
      Production Co
      Légende Films, TF1 Films Production
      PG-13 (Language|Brief Nudity|Sexual Content|Substance Abuse|Thematic Elements)
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 8, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 23, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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