"The Artist," is a brilliant movie because last year it got people to first love silent cinema and secondly because of the acting ability of the cast. This was a simple story, an actor who was once a big star can't handle the change of talkies, so he goes on a downward spiral but the actress who he helped becomes a star is the only one who has hope for him. It's a really fun movie to watch and it's nice to see the publicity that it got. Let's face it films that are silent in this day and age of cinema is not always easy to market now with 3D movies and such. But what made, "The Artist," succeed was the charm of the movie. It gave us what most of us wanted, nostalgia. Movie watchers sometimes get tired of the same old same old and funny how a silent film can look new to us. It has that effect that makes you smile, makes you sad and just love the characters.
It's a beautiful film with a story that happened to a lot of stars during the silent era and when the transition to talkies some of the stars lost their career. The main character, George Valentine reminded me of a mix between Douglas Fairbanks and John Gilbert. A mix with comedy and drama this movie makes you fall in love with cinema all over again. Love the ending a lot and just plain love how the movie's layout was. It felt old but yet modern at the same time. There was nothing bad about the movie that I saw, loved every second of it. Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo had the perfect chemistry in the movie.
What's to say? Other than if you haven't seen last year's Oscar winner yet, do it now! It's the perfect movie about the American silent era. It's magical, it's beautiful, the dog Uggie is the cutest dog ever that adds to the movie by the way. "The Artist," gets the rating of 5 out 5 stars.