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La Vie En Rose

11 Ratings: 3.6
Art House & International and Drama movie directed by Olivier Dahan

According to Marlene Dietrich, chanteuse Edith Piaf's voice was "the soul of Paris." This French drama explores the often troubled life of the singer as her fame took her from the City of Lights to America to the South of France. Abandoned … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 14, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
6 reviews about La Vie En Rose
review by . November 01, 2008
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The story of France's most beloved singer begins in 1918 in a squalid section of Paris. Little Edith is abandoned by her parents and goes to live in her grandmother's brothel. There, she becomes blind from an eye disease and is cared for by the prostitutes. When she recovers her sight, she is forced to join her father as a street performer. Her remarkable singing voice is noticed by a night club manager and she begins her meteoric climb to success, but it is tempered by a series of personal tragedies. …
review by . November 15, 2008
This movie is based on the life of the famous French singer Edith Piaf, and will drain you emotionally and physically (if you're not one for long periods of sitting still)       Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Little Edith has a hard knock life with her mother, and eventually is "rescued" by her father, and taken to live with her grandmother   2. Grandma's girls (and clients) call her "Madame"   3. She is taken under …
review by . July 05, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
My knowledge of Edith Piaf extends to a few of her songs played many times over the years on the local classical FM station's once a week show of folk and other music. I knew nothing of her life.     "La Vie En Rose" with its dizzying flashbacks and flashforwards and cutaways doesn't really tell me much I wanted to know about Piaf. She led a tragic life of abandonment as a child, alcoholism, drug addiction, cripping arthritis, several marriages, many lovers, a lost child and …
review by . July 01, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Marion Cotillard's performance      Cons: The narrative was too fractured and random to bother trying to piece back together      The Bottom Line: Without an actress as strong as Mme Cotillard, the film would have been unbearably confusing if not just totally dull.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Susan Sontag wrote an essay called “Illness as Metaphor” it was …
review by . November 17, 2007
That 'La Môme' AKA 'La Vie En Rose' is a triumph for actress Marion Cotillard who manages to inhabit the persona of Édith Piaf is a given. This is a powerful, deeply moving tribute to a musical phenomenon whose impact on the world remains as heady as during her short lifetime (December 19, 1915-October 11, 1963). She remains a French icon but her singing and her life belong to the world: who can resist her "poignant ballads performed in a heartbreaking voice", the result of her life as an unwanted …
review by . October 07, 2007
Just like the singer herself, `La Vie en Rose' is a magical and vivacious entertainment. Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) had two things in life that she treasured: love and singing. This Biopic French movie deftly hop-scotches between several time frames, giving us a composite of her life.     Rose had to grow up quickly and early, for custody was an unstable affair where she could be brought up by her mother, a street singer; her father, a circus performer; or her grandmother, …
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