Saturday, August 18, 2007
My Weekend Crush
It is nearly impossible to put the sublime into words. All attempts just feel feeble and flat. But once you’ve seen Marion Cotillard become Edith Piaf, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. The “La Vie en Rose” star brings out the light and dark in the famed French singer. The 31-year-old actress ages three decades for the role. Equal parts raw, riveting and radiant, she is a true revelation. Her Piaf is a defiant survivor and an eternal child. She is as impulsive about her life as she is driven about her career. She makes your heart sing, only to break it and finally let it soar. By the time Cotillard steps up to the microphone to deliver Piaf’s signature number, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” it is all over but the goose bumps. Simply sublime. Happy weekend, all.