#SheReviews Aline

February 17, 2022

Aline is a beautiful yet emotional biopic potentially award-winning film that was extremely satisfying to watch.  

A French-Canadian drama film, director, co-writer, and star actor Valérie Lemercier was magnificent and kept to her word portraying the role of the inspirational singing sensation Aline Dieu, from childhood through to middle age. The world knows Aline as Celine Dion, the girl from Quebec, Canada.

It is an incredible story based on the life and career of Celine Dion, behind the scenes as well as her public life. I began to feel and understand the love that developed between two people where the age gap was a mere fact, not a hindrance. I am almost envious that such a bond could exist between two people. 

As can be expected, Celine’s music enchantingly permeates the movie from beginning to end.  

The Story

A local teenage girl from Quebec, Canada, bounces into the music industry’s world stage in the 1980s. The 14th child of a modest family delivers stirring power-pop ballads with her once-in-a-lifetime singing voice, earning her millions of fans. Her name is Aline Dieu, and nothing matters more in the world than music, family, and love. Her songs inspired by the life, loves and legacy of real-life singing sensation Celine Dion are sung throughout the film, many we can all relate to. 

From a young age, gifted Aline swept people off their feet with her breathtaking and powerful emotional voice, well before her time. A rare and inspirational young girl nurtured by her parents, mentored by her manager producer Guy-Claude Kamar who would eventually fall in love with her. It was no surprise to see why Aline soon became an international superstar all the while over the years her love for Kamar was reciprocated. 

Aline’s parents did the best they could to prevent their daughter from embarking on her romantic pursuit of a much older lover. I think most of us know the outcome. The struggles Aline faced are real, becoming pregnant, her vocal cords strained to almost the point of no return.

A superb tribute to Celine Dion the best-selling Canadian recording artist of all time. A magnificent movie to watch and although, in French, which I loved, you forget about the subtitles thanks to the heartfelt story.  

The Cast & Crew

Director:  Valerie Lemercier, Writers: Valerie Lemercier and Brigitte Buc, Producers: Edouard Well, Sidonie Dumas, Alice Girard

Actors : Valérie Lemercier (Aline Dieu/Céline Dion), Sylvain Marcel (Guy-Claude Kamar), Danielle Fichaud (Sylvette Dieu), Roc La fortuné (Anglomard Dieu), Antoine Vezine (Jean-Bobin Dieu, Pascale Desrochers (Pascale Dieu), Jean-Noël Broute (Fred)

Singer & vocal double in Aline is prestigious Victoria Sio (real name Victoria Petrocello) who attracted audiences at an early age. She was only 14 years old when she represented France at UNESCO and at seventeen released her album Victoria, le Desir de Chanter.

IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 17 2022 As listed:   

#AlineMovie

NSW / ACT
Merimbula
Palace Norton Street
Palace Central
Palace Electric
Palace Byron Bay
Cremorne Orpheum
Majestic Port Macquarie
Gala Warrawong
Glenbrook (March 3rd)
VICTORIA/TASMANIA
Palace Pentridge
Palace Balwyn
Palace Como
Palace Brighton Bay
Palace Kino
Launceston Star (April 7th)
QUEENSLAND /NORTHERN TERRITORY
Graceville Regal (PPV’s Feb 11-13)
Cineplex Victoria Point
Cineplex Balmoral
Palace James Street
Majestic Wynnum
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Palace Raine Square
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Palace Nova Eastend
Palace Prospect
Wallis Mitcham
Wallis Mt Barker