Already closed | 1h 50m | Midtown W

Amelie

From 778 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

About the show

Based on the beloved 2001 Oscar-nominated movie, this new musical stars Phillipa Soo ('Hamilton') and is directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon ('Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'). More…

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small, but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

1h 50m | Already closed | Walter Kerr Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (778)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting
74
Avg Score

67
Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if It is missable. There's a sweetness for sure. Soo and Chanler-Berat were great. But if I hadn't seen the movie, I would have been lost.

Don't see it if You want a thorough, cohesive show. Or if you haven't seen the movie. Score is unmemorable.

60
Banal, Disappointing, Sweet, Childish

See it if you want to see the delightful Phillipa Soo and a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are expecting an absorbing, grown up musical and a good score. The play seems geared to a teenage audience, which was very unexpected.

77
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want great singing by Phillipa Soo, and if you love Adam Chanler-Berat.The music is forgettable.Set is too busy and dreary. No whimsy

Don't see it if you loved the movie or are looking for a touching, whimsical, fun show.It feels far too dark. I wanted to love the title character.

76
Cute, Quirky, Underrated

See it if you want a feel-good, lighthearted musical that will make you smile.

Don't see it if you're a huge fan of the movie or are looking for something more serious.

67
Cliched, Romantic, Overrated

See it if you like Phillipa Soo and charming endings.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are less whimsical and more interesting. The music was unmemorable.

60
Fluffy, Quirky, Kiddie, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if like me, you're a big Phillipa Soo fan. Otherwise, NO. It's SO "kiddie". Amelie (character) seems like she's in another show altogether.

Don't see it if like me, you don't like grammar school spring showcases. Was SO looking forward to seeing Amelie. Except for diverse cast, SO disappointed.

80
Charming, Underwhelming, Uneven, Quirky, Feel-good musical

See it if you must see Phillipa Soo back on Broadway; don't mind a short, uneven musical-fantasy-comedy that lacks focus; can put aside expectations.

Don't see it if you're a fan of the film, which is much more enchanting than this promising yet misshapen musical that tries to do too much--but great cast!

Also I love the idea that this musical is supposed to be a feel-good produc... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If would like to see a BIG HEARTED musical story about something the entire world is searching for. LOVE. Here, you will find it!

Don't see it if If you want big, big musicals. This one has a gentle, sweet message.

70
Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You've seen the movie - you may be lost otherwise. You want to see Phillipa Soo

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is cohesive. This is quirky for quirks sake, which makes it not quirky but rather confusing

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if Love the film and want to feel good about a live adaptation.

Don't see it if Want more depth.

49
Fluffy, Quirky, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You have never seen the movie and you're a huge fan of Phillipa Soo

Don't see it if You loved the movie, the music from the movie (they didn't even have an accordion!), or you care about story.

67
Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Phillipa Soo. Her voice is radiant.The cast performs well ,but cannot overcome disappointing staging,choreography and songs

Don't see it if You have many other musical options from which to choose. The individual performances are better than the overall package.

75
Enchanting, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky, Cute

See it if you like Phillipa Soo, the source film, or quirky-precious romcoms in general.

Don't see it if You don't like those things above. This is light fare geared to amuse. It's also <2 hours with no intermission. Yay!

Also I found Soo very good in Hamilton, but here she is breathtaking. She i... Read more Read less

80
Charming, Sweet, Quirky, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you are Phillipa Soo fan. If you like off-beat, sweet, romantic stories. I had low expectations going into this and was charmed.

Don't see it if You want either a big, splashy musical or something serious. If you are cynical about romance.

56
Banal, Disappointing, Romantic

See it if you don't have anything else to do/are a huge Philippa Soo fan/Adam Chanler-Berat is actually quite adorable in the show

Don't see it if you love the movie/you want a straightforward plot or good music

82
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Quirky, Romantic

See it if Wonderfully quirky streamlined plot version of the movie with a winning Philippa Soo and talented supporting cast; "chick-flicky" & romantic

Don't see it if Similarly makes as little sense as its movie namesake; while songs serve the musical functionally I couldn't remember one song afterwards

86
Enchanting, Refreshing, Romantic, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like shows that are fanciful, slightly charmingly absurd at times, whimsical, and romantic. If you buy in to this show, it's a delight.

Don't see it if You don't like the above, prefer real world situations, are looking for "big" performances, or don't want a happy ending.

82
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you love the movie or are just looking for a cute show that makes you feel good.

Don't see it if you are not looking for a show that is purely entertainment.

61
Quirky, Romantic, Indulgent, Disappointing, Misguided

See it if you never saw the movie and are a huge fan of Soo and other members of the cast, even when stuck in a piece of whimsy that fails to charm.

Don't see it if you loved the movie and don't want your memories tarnished by such an unsatisfying adaptation.

67
Romantic, Quirky, Whimsical

See it if you want to smile. It's a very sweet show and the acting is good but the direction seems a little misguided.

Don't see it if you loved the movie. This adaptation might disappoint you.

72
Clever, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love Phillipa Soo, you want to see all the current musicals, I guess if you are an Amelie nut, although you will find this disappointing

Don't see it if you want something outstanding instead of just clever and quirky. Music is bland and, in general, the film doesn’t translate well to stage.

70
Follows the plot of the movie by the same name

See it if You need to see Phillipa. The story is odd with some silly elements that actually made me laugh out loud but they were few and far between.

Don't see it if If you didn't enjoy the movie.. don't bother. Also I found the number of tween girls in the audience odd given some truly adult content.

85
Clever, Great singing, Quirky

See it if like light entertainment. Cleaver in many ways

Don't see it if you need a compelling show with huge dynamics

62
Confusing, Disappointing, Good acting, Great staging, Good singing

See it if You want to see a Show with a likeable heroine who's desire to secretly help others is inspirational.

Don't see it if You want to see a Show with memorable songs or a plot that's easy to follow at all times.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Magical

See it if You want to see a dazzling production lead by an exquisite leading performance and clever direction.

Don't see it if You're looking for a stronger central plot - the core story is a little flimsy, like the movie it's based on.


April 3rd, 2017
"It is pleasant to look at, easy to listen to and oddly recessive. It neither offends nor enthralls...'Amélie' the musical seems to have no nationality, or sensibility, to call its own...All credit to this show’s creative team, overseen by the director Pam MacKinnon, for giving coherent life to a...
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April 3rd, 2017
"During this promising but never delivering musical fantasy, you can easily (and frequently) dream up ways the creative team might have better turned the 2001 film into a stage event that didn’t cloy and harden into static quirk halfway through...Book writer Lucas and songwriters Messé and Tysen ...
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April 3rd, 2017
"Amélie the character and thus 'Amélie' the show remain alluringly, maddeningly remote...When a narrative is held together by tone instead of the working out of interpersonal conflict...there’s no bright line between what’s pertinent and what isn’t...As a result, MacKinnon’s staging, which has li...
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April 3rd, 2017
"This grating stage musical takes the slenderest of romances and drowns it in cartoonish quirks in place of genuine warmth or feeling...Moments that don't cry out to be musicalized get slathered in song, while others where music might have helped go unsung...With more swinging doors than most far...
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