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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Je Ne Sais Quoi

I consider myself a Francophile, but I have never really dug Edith Piaf. So, I nudged myself to see "La Vie en Rose," a biopic on the singer, hoping that the flick would turn me onto to this French icon. It did. Piaf is sort of like Judy Garland: she belts out songs, and it's her heart and soul that pulls you in, not her vocal skill. Marion Cottilard, who plays Piaf, is A+ and amazing, but this flick is a downer. Each sequence is just another miserable building block in the singer's sad life. (Image via