5 Reasons Why Every Girl Must Watch Amelie
Amelie is a French movie, in the rom-com genre, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It is a heart-touching story of a young girl, Amelie, living in Paris. Her journey involves helping others around her to make them happy, while dealing with her own loneliness at the same time. Whether or not you’re a movie buff, whether or not you watch French films, here are a few reasons as to why you must watch Amelie.
1. It teaches you to do good
Amelie finds one hidden box in her apartment, filled with childhood memories of a boy. She pledges to find that man, who had hidden that box decades ago in the house. And when the man is moved to tears upon finding this box, Amelie decides to make everyone else around her happy in whatever way she can. This becomes the motive of her life, and it transforms other’s lives around her so beautifully. Imagine if everyone in the world had a little bit of Amelie in them, wouldn’t the world be such a beautiful place with so many more happy faces?
2. It tells you that it’s okay to be naughty at times
When doing good, or when your intentions are nice, it’s okay to be naughty sometimes. Amelie dislikes the way the grocer treats his helper, and plans naughty practical jokes on him to be able to tame his attitude and anger. She replaces the toothpaste with the foot cream, messes with his shoes, and sets his alarm for much before it’s actual time to wake him up in the middle of his sleep! But all that, to teach him a lesson and bring a smile to the helper’s face. Not so bad after all, is it?
3. It shows how everyone is a little twisted
Amelie likes to watch people sitting behind her in cinema halls, while someone else dislikes puckered fingers. Her parents like cleaning toolboxes and handbags and re-arranging them. In that sense, everyone is a little twisted with their own strange likes and dislikes or weird habits, and there is nothing wrong in it. You should be the way you are, without caring for anybody else, because that truly keeps you happy and lets you be yourself completely.