"Honey, I'm leaving you for Audrey Tautou."
I'm giving ample warning to any woman I might get involved with. I'm really sorry and it would make me feel bad for awhile, but I would run off to marry Audrey Tautou in a minute.
No wait, that's not entirely true. I wouldn't wait that long.
Ever since seeing an 'Amelie' poster on Daniel's wall in Munich, I was mesmerized by those eyes. The poster was everywhere in the city that year, because the movie was everywhere. I hadn't even heard of it, but it was the rage in Europe. Steffi and I thought about seeing it, but the thought of seeing a French film with German subtitles seemed like a lot of work and although the English language theatre was showing it, the lines seemed eternal.
Anyway, I got back home and it made it's way to the States. I was at the theatre the first chance I got.
Captivated. Enamored. I became a fan of Audrey Tautou - complete with a framed 'Amelie' movie poster on the wall.
For me, the movie strikes a lot of chords. Not only does the movie sing for me, but it never fails to bring up a layer of subtext of my time in Germany with Steffi. The bittersweetness of that mixes well with the movie. Stephanie might be the one person I wouldn't have left for Audrey Tautou.
Over the last few years, I've seen pretty much everything Audrey Tautou has done. Some, like 'Venus Beauty Academy' I could have maybe missed. Even that wasn't too bad though, and was worth the glimpses of Audrey. I liked 'Happenstance', 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not', 'L'Auberge Espagnole' and 'Dirty Pretty Things.'
'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' has one of the most interesting premises that I've seen in a long time. Definitely worth seeing.
'A Very Long Engagement' is another one worth taking the time for. She creates yet another memorable character in it. Her range is awesome.
Now it's 'DaVinci Code'. I sort of enjoyed the movie. Not at all as bad as the critics have said. It is what it is - an entertaining film based on an entertaining book. It's perhaps not a real memorable performance for either her or her co-star Tom Hanks, but overall it's pretty good. Check out Laura's take on it if you want to know more.
I don't know what else to tell you. She stands 5'4", has a rapturous smile and was born in 1978. Her dark eyes melt me and she's French which automatically moves her up the scale a few notches - not that she needs any help there.
Anyway, you've been warned. I would have left you for that other Audrey too - you know, Audrey Hepburn. But since that didn't happen, that only leaves you Tautou to worry about.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Posted by Shawn at 11:34 AM