Wackiness Ensues

MicmacsFrom the creator of Amélie comes another step into the fanciful, big-hearted, and odd.  Micmacs (2009) is the story of a video-store clerk who takes a stray bullet to the head.  With no place to go, Bazil (Danny Boon) finds himself adopted by a motley crew of lovable eccentrics who live in a secret self-made junkyard treasure trove.  When he decides to strike back at the city’s weapons manufacturers, his new friends offer their unique talents (including physical contortion and Rube Goldberg-like contraptions) to give the heartless profiteers their comeuppance.  Written and directed by the imaginative Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Micmacs is a trip into the strange and wonderful.