The Kid

The Kid ★★★★★

Charlie Chaplin's first feature length film is a pure delight. A sweet and touching tale with the beautiful humanism Chaplin was known for. Edna Purviance plays The Woman who gives up her infant who is then taken in by The Tramp. Jackie Coogan plays The Kid in a heartwarming performance of innocence. No one could have paid me to stop smiling for most of the film, and then it takes a darker and more tragic turn. But that sweet charm never leaves, and there is always moments of comedy in the midst of the drama. The ending comes in a rush, but Chaplin executes it perfectly with one theme in mind - hope.