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A shy young orphan who learns the truth about love with the help of a crippled puppeteer (Mel Ferrer).
The wonderful Leslie Caron stars in this Oscar-winning musical fable with a touch of the bizarre. Caron plays Lili, a recently orphaned waif hopelessly in love with a carnival magician. Mel Ferrer plays Paul, a gruff puppeteer who can express his softer side only through his puppets. Sound weird? It is. Caron's performance is lovely. She is, as always, a graceful dancer, but she is also able to pull off the much more difficult task of making Lili pure and innocent without being icky--she talks to Paul's puppets with complete conviction. (The puppets, by the way, are incredibly creepy.) Younger viewers will take Lili at face value, but adults may well get sucked into its unintentional dark side: homelessness, suicide, emotional repression, and giant dancing puppets all come into play. Also enjoyable is Zsa Zsa Gabor, who does a great job standing around looking pretty as the magician's assistant. --Ali DavisSee all Editorial Reviews
Lili was/is a charming musical film with a memorable theme song, a sweet romance, fetching puppets, and some fantasy/dream sequences thrown in. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Susan J. Hanes
i lost my original dvd so i ordered a new one. I love the story and wanted to see it again.Published 27 days ago by Sakiko Kawaguchi
adoring and surpraisingly poetic much more darring in touching the feelings the Deep ones comparred to the same gangre todayPublished 1 month ago by else wienberg