La Vie en Rose As Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard does a furious piece of acting — it's less a performance than a possession. This impassioned biopic slams forward with… La Vie en Rose As Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard does a furious piece of acting — it's less a performance than a possession. This impassioned biopic slams forward with… 2007-06-08 PG-13 PT140M Biography Drama Foreign Language Marion Cotillard Gerard Depardieu Sylvie Testud Picturehouse
Movie Review

La Vie en Rose (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 08, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 140 Minutes; Genres: Biography, Drama, Foreign Language; With: Marion Cotillard and Gerard Depardieu; Distributor: Picturehouse

As Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard does a furious piece of acting — it's less a performance than a possession. This impassioned biopic slams forward with a trippy gusto that leaves you longing, at moments, for a more orderly treatment. Yet it touches Piaf's greatness, which was her ability to draw the ardor of life out of tragedy, pouring it into song until tragedy and happiness became one.

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints