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La Vie en Rose

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La Vie en Rose

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
140 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/08/07
performer:
Marion Cotillard, Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud
director:
Olivier Dahan
distributor:
Picturehouse
author:
Olivier Dahan, Isabelle Sobelman
genre:
Drama, Biography, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

As Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard does a furious piece of acting — it’s less a performance than a possession. This impassioned biopic slams forward with a trippy gusto that leaves you longing, at moments, for a more orderly treatment. Yet it touches Piaf’s greatness, which was her ability to draw the ardor of life out of tragedy, pouring it into song until tragedy and happiness became one.