The Artist

The Artist

DVD - 2012
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In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.

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MB85CAL
Dec 07, 2017

Beautiful, entertaining, and moving. Kudos to Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo!

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kaybea
Nov 27, 2017

Not entertaining at all. I lasted about 30 minutes and through "in the towel". Also, this Blue Ray DVD does not have a resume function; for this fact alone I would give it a one star.

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miaone
Oct 06, 2017

Boring, pointless film about nothing. Beats me why it won any awards.

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Olgalevin
Oct 04, 2017

Great homage to classic Hollywood.

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jezicuhh
Jun 15, 2017

A very unique movie. Not for everyone, but a beautiful story. This is not a silent completely film! There is a lot of music on the soundtrack and also a few strategic moments of onscreen noise that are delightfully surprising. The entire movie disregards of the laws of time, space and sound and reminds me of the spirit of early French cinema, rather than of old Hollywood where this is supposed to take place.

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janetw11
Mar 17, 2017

Absolutely charming film. It is easy to see why it won Best Picture. One of the main characters, George Valentin, was much like real life silent film star John Gilbert. Jean Dujardin absolutely deserved his Best Actor Oscar. Berenice Bejo was also wonderful and Uggie should have won a special Oscar. I've seen "The Artist" twice and am ready to watch it again. It is one of those rare, magical films that don't come along very often. Another magical film I fell in love with in 1992 and highly recommend is "Strictly Ballroom," directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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Green_Dog_247
Feb 09, 2017

The Artist is an outstanding movie. Great music and acting, as well as best picture, best director, and best actor.

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Nooksack20
Dec 02, 2016

Perhaps the most boring piece of art fluff I've seen in years. It really stinks.

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MissyJayne
Feb 16, 2016

This movie is breathtaking! I remember falling in love with it when I saw it in theatres and that was 5 years ago now. And this is the first time I have seen it since and I still like it just as much! It is poignant and visually beautiful. I love how it is different from anything you see today. The acting, especially by Jean Dujardin is terrific. It completely and effortlessly, even though you can tell a lot of work has gone into it, takes you back, seamlessly to another time. Overall, it is a very inspiring picture.

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gwenahn
Oct 16, 2015

Personally, I am disappointed in this film, not knowing it is composed of completely silent black and white film. I tried to be patient but couldn't be until the end of it. If this film is this way, I'd rather see any of Charlie Chaplin's original films.
Again, this film seems at best a kind of imitation of the original.
Don't waste your precious time; instead, check out a real Charlie Chaplin's film if you really admire and remember Charlie Chaplin.

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Ventus279
Aug 15, 2012

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britprincess1
Oct 31, 2012

In Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, an older silent film star falls out of fashion as a young up-and-comer that he has a relationship with becomes a star due to the studio replacing its silent cinema stars with young starlets in the "talkies".

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britprincess1
Oct 31, 2012

Other: It's truly difficult to find anything offensive about this film. Pretty much void of violence, sexuality, and coarse language (of course, it is silent).

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britprincess1
Oct 31, 2012

"I won't talk! I won't say a word!"

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