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It is a crime that most people in America do not know of Piaf or her
music. Or if they do it is thanks to the Grace Jones version of LA VIE
EN ROSE (which is not half bad).
Marion Cotillard as Piaf was a dream to watch... particularly when she played the older Piaf. Her pain, her loss came through exquisitely. And even the two actresses who played Piaf earlier in life were excellent. The director - Olivier Dahan - has been criticized (and rightly so) in other postings. But in the case of the 3 Piafs he has done his job well, creating the full character of the woman.
And for me the highlight was toward the end when Piaf sings NON,JE NE REGRETTE RIEN (NO REGRETS). The song written for Piaf is a summation of the film and her life. And for the first time in a VERY long time, I actually had tears on my face in a cinema.
That alone is a very high recommendation.
Eddie Murphy for best supporting actor??? What an insult to Alan Arkin
and Djimon Hounsou.
Jamie Foxx (who can act) walks through this film like a zombie.
Beyonce ??? That was acting???
This movie pales in comparison to CHICAGO or just about any other recent musical.
If it were not for the great singing and performance of Jennifer Hudson I would have given this a ZERO.
And no I never saw the stage play so I am not making the typical Broadway vs. Hollywood rap.