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The Artist

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Artist


It's the late 1920s in Hollywood and handsome George Valentin is a silent movie idol. During the premiere of his latest film, Valentin meets Peppy Miller, a star-struck extra and aspiring actress. The two are attracted to each other and Peppy is given a small dancing role in his next picture. As their romance progresses, Valentin's producer has to cope with a love-struck star who is distracted on the set, Peppy's career begins to take off, and Valentin fears that a new fad in the movie business--talkies--will ruin him.
Related reviews:
12/22/2011
Steven Rea: How does a film that harks back to the Silent Era - silently - and that reimagines old Hollywood's cigar-chomping studio chiefs, chauffeured roadsters, debonair leading men, and winsome starlets feel so vital and new? » Read more
12/22/2011
Gary Thompson: There are digital utopians who dream of a future on The Cloud, and those who want another new gadget like they want another airport screening. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B
12/22/2011
Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white non-talkie is a shallow but hellaciously enjoyable voyage into the past. » Read more

12/22/2011
Steven Rea: How does a film that harks back to the Silent Era - silently - and that reimagines old Hollywood's cigar-chomping studio chiefs, chauffeured roadsters, debonair leading men, and winsome starlets feel so vital and new? » Read more
12/22/2011
Gary Thompson: There are digital utopians who dream of a future on The Cloud, and those who want another new gadget like they want another airport screening. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B
12/22/2011
Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white non-talkie is a shallow but hellaciously enjoyable voyage into the past. » Read more

12/22/2011
Steven Rea: How does a film that harks back to the Silent Era - silently - and that reimagines old Hollywood's cigar-chomping studio chiefs, chauffeured roadsters, debonair leading men, and winsome starlets feel so vital and new? » Read more
12/22/2011
Gary Thompson: There are digital utopians who dream of a future on The Cloud, and those who want another new gadget like they want another airport screening. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B
12/22/2011
Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white non-talkie is a shallow but hellaciously enjoyable voyage into the past. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG-13
for a disturbing image and a crude gesture
Cast:
Ben Kurland; John Goodman; Beau Nelson; Missi Pyle; Penelope Ann Miller; James Cromwell; Berenice Bejo; Jean Dujardin; Stuart Pankin
Directed by:
Michel Hazanavicius
On the web:
 
The Artist Official Site
Genre:
Romance
Running time:
01:40
Release date:
2011
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