La Vie en Rose (La Mome)
La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

Writer/director Olivier Dahan (Crimson Rivers II) helmed La Vie en Rose, the screen biopic of tragic French songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, the superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The set design and cinematography are impressive, but the real achievement of La Vie en Rose is Marion Cotillard's mesmerizing, wholly convincing performance as Edith Piaf.

James Berardinelli

This isn't the first time Piaf's life has been brought to the screen and it probably won't be the last, but Cotillard makes this particular version stand apart.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

La Vie is a movie so frantic to get to it all that nothing is more than touched on.

Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Even if you're like me and find most musical biopics depressingly formulaic, you might think Oliver Dahan's Edith Piaf movie is a slight cut above.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a surreal and exhausting experience.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

This kind of heightened drama might not work in most movies, but it suits its larger-than-life subject: Dahan's La Vie is the movie equivalent of a torch song.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The French, as is widely known, adore suffering. That's why they love Leonard Cohen, Bud Powell, and Jim Thompson.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Marion Cotillard tears up all the available scenery in this overblown, achronological biopic of French pop singer Edith Piaf.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Compelling but punishing -- an artful ordeal. The best way to process it may be as unintended camp, rolling your eyes in amazement at its litany of misery and heaps of histrionics.

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Fernando F. Croce

No regrets for Cottilard's dedication, but plenty for the clichéd pap of the biopic genre

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Raymond Wieser
La Vie en Rose needs more than one viewing to understand what the filmmakers are trying to say. I loved the way Olivier Dahan took Edith Piaf's life, and… More
Cynthia S.
I watched this movie because of the lead actresss Academy Award. She turned in a tremendous performance. There are many good scenes, and it is helped immensely… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Good lead performance in a very average bio pic.
Spencer S.
Marion Cotillard, who has proven herself in Big Fish, Nine, and Inception, won herself an Oscar for this, not only because she was true to form, but because she… More
Alex roy
La Vie En Rose is an incredible biopic on famed French singer Edith Piaf. Brilliantly acted and directed, Edith Piaf is wonderfully portrayed by actress Marion… More
Jennifer D
I feel like this was the female, French version of Capote. Both drilling, hard biopics that were utterly and completely career defining for their leads.… More