Rewatched Jul 02, 2012
Some say the film doesn't withstand a second viewing. I was a little afraid of that, but luckily I found that it was not the case. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around.
I love everything about this film. Dujardin and Bejo deliver fantastic performances as movie stars of the 20s and 30s, and of course Goodman delivers some of the best laughs.
It's not a deep film, nor is it a film that provokes thought, but that cannot be used against it as it never claimed to be any of those things. It is simply a fun, entertaining popcorn movie that is original in concept and gives us a look into the always-existing phenomenon of movie stars who pass their due date for one reason or another.
What always impressed me about this film wasn't that it was a silent picture but that there were so few title cards used. And I will forever be impressed by the fact that the film goes from pure drama to pure comedy with a single-word title card. Brilliant.