Owen Gleiberman
June 15, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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.

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