I’m going to be a little cheesy in this review, so brace yourself. But all I can say after seeing this film is that it reminds me why you go to the movies in the first place – because every now and then, you stumble onto something that’s kind of magical.
Seriously, I can’t think of the last time I enjoyed a movie so much as this. I was smiling so often throughout the film; it just made me flat-out happy. I know people might have reservations about the double whammy of seeing a silent and a black and white movie, but all I can say is – don’t. Just don’t. You’ll love it so much, you won’t even really notice. Honestly.
There were so many things – both large and small – that I loved about the movie. One major aspect was its humor – I loved how they winkingly added a few sound effects here and there as jokes. And I adored the two lead actors, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. They both ooze charisma, which is an awkward-sounding phrase but there’s really no other way to put it. Dujardin, in particular, was fantastic – I swear to you, this man has to win Best Actor at the Oscars, Clooney and Pitt be damned. And, of course, I loved Dujardin’s faithful sidekick, his little dog, and have subsequently started referring to my own dog as “Uggie” as a term of utmost endearment.
In conclusion, this movie is awesome and you should go see it. And if you do, look out for me in the audience – I’m pretty sure I want to see it in the theater a second time.
My Grade: A+