I loved Audrey Tautou so much in the movie Amélie. I'm not so sure about the hoopla around her big budget Hollywood movie The Da Vinci Code but I'll definitely go see it not just because the book was such a page turner, because what the hell, it's almost Summer movie season and I'll go see anything. Amélie's a French Cryptologist? OK! Sounds good to me.
I've seen a few of her other french movies and I still can't shake her Amélie character out of my head. Even the movie "A Very Long Engagement" made by the same director of Amélie was just that waaay tooo long and a bit boring (hardly any inkling of romance). But Amélie is IT. I love her look, the style of the movie. Just everything. We have the DVD from France with no subtitles (argh!!). I still can't understand all the conversation because its so fast, but who cares. She's so sweet and cute!
But this movie I LOVED. It's filled with a cast of players that were simply, truely entertaining. L'Auberge Espagnole is about a group of international students sharing a flat in Spain. Audrey plays Martine the girlfriend of the frenchman Xavier who moves to study in Spain while finding a new life with a fun group of friends. Apparently there was a sequel to this movie called Les Poupées Russes (The Russian Dolls) but I haven't seen it here in the States yet. We just ordered the French cable channel TV5 Monde so hopefully it will show up on there soon.
Updated 5/18: I just found out the sequel "Russian Dolls" opened up in the US May 10th. You can see the trailer in English. I can't find it anywhere near me now but it will be playing somewhere around here by friday's new listings for the wknd!