Release Date: December 9, 2011 Director: Michel Hazanavicius Producer: Thomas Langmann Studio: Alliance Films Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle Genre: Drama Running Time: 100 minutes
Sunday, December 11, 2011 5:21:24 PM | (Age Not Specified)
This movie sparkles and takes the viewer back to a simpler era, the late 1920s, with its endless optimism, glamour and Hollywood excitement. The two lead actors, who are French, pay homage to the golden age of Hollywood cinema through facial expressions, since the film is 98% silent. The lead actor's pet dog in the film, played by Uggie, steals the show. The film chronicles the fall of one star, the rise of another, and how these two characters find each other in the middle of the Great Depression. Filled with great beauty, simplicity and ultimately optimism, this film is an instant classic that deserves to be recognized this awards season (Golden Globes/Academy Awards, that is).