YMMV / A Very Long Engagement

  • Adaptation Displacement: Few people who have seen the film , especially non-Francophones, will have read the novel it is based on, Un long dimanche de fiancailles by Sébastien Japrisot.
  • Fan Nickname: "Amélie in the Trenches"
  • Funny Moments:
    • "Miracles don't just happen in Lourdes!"
    • The scene with the matches.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Tina Lombardi (played by Marion Cotillard) says she "regrets nothing" at one point. "Je ne regrette rien" ("I regret nothing") was the name of one of the most famous of Édith Piaf's songs. Cotillard went on to play her in La Vie en Rose (and sings it at one point), and she also played Mal in Inception, in which the song is used to kick dreamers out of their dream.