Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Movies You Aught to See: A Very Long Engagement

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

A Very Long Engagement
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Released December 17, 2004

This is one of my favorite trailers of all time, and the film itself is also wonderful. The reunion of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the star of his masterpiece “Amélie” (which will likely appear on this list at some point soon), Audrey Tautou, makes for just as marvelous a drama as a comedy. This is a magnificent love story featuring astonishing cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel, gorgeous music by Angelo Badalamenti, and terrific performances from the entire cast. Some of the scenes in this movie are just mesmerizing, and it’s hard to pick a favorite from among the many possibilities. While the film does boast an interesting story, it’s really the filmmaking here that dazzles.

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