• The Artist (2011)

The Artist

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2012

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

Production Co: Jouror Productions, La Petite Reine, France 3 Cinéma, uFilm, Studio 37, JD Prod

Keywords: Wife , Love , Rise , Charming , Emotional , 1930s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Artist evinces unlimited love for the look and ethos of the 1920s as well for the style of the movies. The filmmakers clearly did their homework and took great pleasure in doing so, an enjoyment that is passed along in ample doses to any viewer game for their nifty little conceit. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Directing
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)