DVD review from Movie Man Mike
La Vie en Rose (A-). Marion Cotillard has received many awards and nominations for her performance in this foreign film. I now know why. Wow! She’s fantastic. She does a wonderful job bringing the life of French singer Edith Piaf to the screen. She convincingly plays Piaf (also known as “the little sparrow”) from about age 18 to the time of her untimely death at age 47. This film made me want to know more about the little sparrow and it made me want to buy some of her beautiful music. The film is subtitled and jumps back-and-forth in time, so you have to pay close attention to stay up with the story, but it’s a beautifully presented story of a woman who overcame a difficult upbringing and had a big impact on international audiences in the 40’s and 50’s. This is now on DVD and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I’ll be pulling for her to get an Oscar nomination for this one.