ALINE FILM. Valérie Lemercier plays Aline, Celine Dion’s alter-ego, in her latest film. Should we see it? The opinion of critics.
[Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2021 à 14h13] Aline is Valérie Lemercier’s last film as a director. The filmmaker has launched a hell of a challenge: to interpret Celine Dion’s alter ego in this false biopic largely inspired by the life of the singer from Quebec. The bet was daring, and if we are to believe the critics, Valérie Lemercier takes it up brilliantly. On Allociné, the feature film collected a rating of 4.1 / 5 from the press, very largely conquered by the biopic. Among the positive reviews, let us note that of the Parisian who salutes “a great film and a true declaration of love for Celine Dion”, when “this very personal biopic is a success” for Ouest France when La Voix du Nord describes “a very nice fan-film which turns out to be incredibly touching “.
Note however that Valerie Lemercier takes some liberties with Celine Dion’s life, which is why the film is called Aline and is not entirely a biopic of the singer. 20 minutes thus notes “freedoms taken with reality […] but she treats her with great respect. There is nothing parody about his film. It touches deeply. “” We laugh, we cry, we sing, we dance, and we can not say which, Valérie or Céline, bursts the screen. “The specialist magazine Première finds, however, that” the musical scenes, surprisingly straight, lack insanity. But this restraint has the advantage of leaving the field open to a fantastic band of Canadian actors unknown in our latitudes (Danielle Fichaud, Sylvain Marcel, Roc LaFortune…) who give the film its extra soul. ”Céline fans Dion and the others should be won over!
Does Valérie Lemercier sing in the film about Celine Dion?
In Aline, a film that looks back on the phenomenal rise of her fictional alter ego and her romance with her manager, producer Guy-Claude (for René-Angélil in reality), there are logically several sung sequences. If these are played by Valérie Lemercier, it is not the actress and director who gives voice to Celine Dion’s hits.
The songs from the film Aline are performed by Victoria Sio. The singer has a few titles to her credit, but it is mainly for her roles as Isabelle in the musical “The Sun King” and Queen Anne of Austria in the musical “The three musketeers” that she is known to the public. In C to you, Victoria Sio explained that “the will of Valérie [Lemercier], it was to find a voice which is close to Aline-which is close to Celine-, but not to make an imitation, because, anyway, Celine Dion, there is only one. “The public. will he succeed in making a difference?
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Synopsis – Quebec, late 1960s, Sylvette and Anglomard welcome their 14th child: Aline. In the Dieu family, music reigns supreme and when Aline grows up we discover a gift to her, she has a golden voice. When he hears this voice, music producer Guy-Claude has only one thing in mind … to make Aline the greatest singer in the world. Supported by her family and guided by the experience and then the budding love of Guy-Claude, they will together write the pages of an extraordinary destiny.