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The Artist

PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises.

Cast: Jean Dujardin , Bérénice Bejo , John Goodman , James Cromwell , Penelope Ann Miller , Missi Pyle , Beth Grant , Ed Lauter

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Artist (2011)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 40 min.

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fan reviews ( 58 )
  • The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. It just might leave you speechless. How can Oscar resist? show more

  • Silence makes the film interesting by enticing us to concentrate in ways we're not used to, while artistry carries the day. The Artist may have started as a daring stunt, but it elevates itself to an endearing - and probably enduring - delight. show more

  • Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago. Retro becomes nuevo. Quaint becomes cool. show more

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  • January 01, 2013 lukebarnhart77
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    I want to say this movie captivated me, but in all actuality it did not. I liked the homage to silent films, but I can\'t personally say it meant anything to me, and I doubt it did to many viewers. I compare watching this film to climbing Mount Everest. The\'s no practical need to doing so, and it\'s rather difficult to do, but people do it to say they have. I sat through this movie to say I\'ve seen it, and I can\'t with a good conscience tell anyone ******** a very pleasant movie to endure. It\'s long, a bit boring, but because it is a bit whimsical, and you do get into it a bit, I am giving it three stars.

  • August 03, 2012 jackd1207
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    The point of the movie may be lost on some younger viewers who have never experienced a silent movie. Excellent movie.

  • June 30, 2012 df00000000125625
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    The Artist was one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a very long time. Very creatively done. Actors were superb and the dancing was fabulous! I never knew a silent film could be so much fun. It was so refresing Not! hearing voices. Their facial expression said it all. I highly recommend it.

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No surprises here. Despite the possibility of a Martin Scorsese upset, Michel Hazanavicius ended up bringing home the Best Director trophy at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. This was the ...

'The Artist' Wins Best Picture? Joan Collins May Have Spoiled The Academy Awards

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Not like you need further proof that "The Artist" is a shoo-in for Best Picture, but Oscar voter Joan Collins may have actually just ruined the non-surprise you are about to experience on Sunday at th...

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