A silent movie in 2011? Who’d have thunk? Not me that’s for sure, but I am certainly glad that someone did.
A silent film star faces the reality that “talkies” are coming but can’t bring himself to lower to that level. Amazing acting, although kinda cheesy in this day and age because of the “overacting’ and “mugging” nature of silent films.
It was a little hard to watch at home on DVD because you have to pay attention. I don’t pay attention well at home with the computer and magazines, and toys needing to be picked up distracting me.
I definitely recommend you run out and see this in a theater while you still have a chance.
Would I vote for it to be Best Picture? No. But it is still a really good film.
Three Diet Cokes