Amélie is a feel good comedy based around the life of a sheltered home-educated young woman. Despite having had a few sexual experiences, she finds love a daunting prospect - something that no doubt many of us have been faced with at some point in our lives.
The film opens with a simple "he likes...; she doesn't like..." scenario, showing that everyday annoyances - such as accidently brushing a stranger's hand - are offset by life's simple pleasures - such as popping bubble wrap. This, again, is something relatable and the innocence of it all is spellbinding.
The rest of the story follows in the same jolly lines - a cast of strongly personified characters, all with minor problems, are slowly but surely solved in the sly, comedic manner of Amélie's methods.
A big mention should be made to Audrey Tautou at this point. Her acting of Amélie was a refreshment throughout and she has the perfect innocent mischief that was essential for the role.
Beautiful film - a must see.