Thursday, July 4, 2013
LA VIE EN ROSE (2007, FRANCE)
Son of 21st century films month! (Post 2 of 12)
La Vie En Rose
The 2007 Best Actress Academy Award went to Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose, the autobiography of Edith Piaf.
When you think about it, it really is a blueprint for what the Academy gives an acting Oscar for. Let's see: She gets to be poor, rich, young, old, abused, an abuser, a singer, a drunk, and a drug addict. She is also portraying a famous person and gets to tone down her good looks, which the Academy always seems to like a lot. She has several emotional scenes, including a mental breakdown, but her big one is finding out about the death of the great love of her life. She also has a great death bed scene just to make sure.. Her only drawback is that this film is not in English, which the Academy rarely acknowledges, but I guess the other present factors trump the fact that she is speaking in French. And let's face it, if Roberto Begnini can win an Oscar, isn’t anything possible?