Q: What’s the movie about?
A: It's a silent film about a silent film star (Jean Dujardin) struggling with the concept that audiences want actors to talk in movies now.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Malcolm McDowell, Ken Davitian, and Uggie the dog.
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Go! I'm pretty sure this is what a masterpiece looks like.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: The biggest laughs are at sounds.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: This happy little silent film actually gets about as depressing as depressing can be, at one point.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: It's the sleeper hit of the season, so it's already surprised Americans with several come-from-behind wins, and I suspect it will continue to do so, as it's about the most original film I've seen in my lifetime. But I also hope that Award-givers won't forget to recognize the score, since it is one of the main communicators in this dialogue-less film.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: The actors are as adorable as a kitten. Especially the dog.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: All while paying homage to the black & white film era, director Michael Hazanavicius, keeps the camera moving in a modern way and finds places to exhibit his artistry as a film composition expert.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: It functions on so many levels at once that it's hard to imagine that there is one.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: How is it possible that in 2011, I've just seen back to back movies where a silent film star, depressed about talkies, burns all of his work?
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: The Artist Trailer
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