Absolutely Fabulous

Amelie Poulain isn't a witch, but the situations she conjures up are magical. Dead men write soothing letters to heart-broken wives they abandoned long ago. Abducted garden gnomes send photos of their world travels to calm distraught owners. Callous men weep with rediscovered emotion when long-lost childhood treasures materialize from nowhere. Even guardian angels who repair the fatal mishaps of their wards learn to nurture hopes and loves of their own.

Such is the enchanting world of Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain), a Parisian fairy tale generating ecstatic reviews. Last week, the film ended...

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