Back Seat Producers Season 09 Shows

BSP Episode 306: Amélie

Join the gang as they discuss the 2001 film Amélie.

  • Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Written by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

Amélie is a French film nominated for five Academy Awards by the same director of Delicatessen and, believe it or not, Alien: Resurrection. It tells the story of a shy and unusual young woman living in Paris who has a rich fantasy life. There’s a lot of Amélie love to go around; it’s listed as number 62 on the IMDB Top 250 and has a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Worth noting:

  • Tony’s all hopped up about the brilliant Death Star engineering.
  • This movie was called “refreshingly adorable,” despite the, you know, subtitles and whatnot.
  • Amélie was well-loved all around because it was cute and different but in an adult way.
  • Tony and David avoided this movie for a long time; David mostly because of the terrible cover. Darrell, however, saw it when it first came out.
  • The final consensus is that it’s good and worth seeing. Also, it’s a good date movie though making out will be difficult because of all the reading. Perhaps these gents haven’t heard of a pause button?
  • Hey, what language did YOU have to learn in high school?
  • Overall, this was called a good movie; go see it (unless you absolutely hate reading).
  • Pompeii is really a movie? Really???
  • Attention, FBI: we’re Googling age of consent laws. Again. Thanks, Chloe Grace Moretz!

Discussing the film in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David