This movie shocks me with the fame that its get. The overall crews wasn’t that famous and also the production. Nothing about this movie was big and yet it wins 5 Oscars, and stomp on some of the best movie of the year: The Descendant, The Iron Lady, Transformers… What more interesting was the movie is a silent movie, as the trailer claim to be, so that was a really weird thing to do in such a graphical world of 2011. A not-famous crews, and B-list production making a Hollywood “bomb” SILENT movie, I have got to check it out.
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: “Who’s That Girl?” and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin’s world upside-down. He got into a deep mental issue, disbelieving in himself, and being call a washed up artist. Peppy Miller rises to great fame leaving Valentin in deep depression.
This movie blew my mind away, literally. The movie was full of energy and intensity. It bring you from one great scene to another leaving you wanting for more. They play with your emotion, it was a really funny, sad, smart, dramatic, musical, riveting, and memorable film, the movie deserve everything they earn, I honestly didn’t think 5 Oscars was enough, they deserve more, I’m not saying other nominees were bad, just this movie could have win much more, it is a very hard competition this year. Jean Dujardin did a perfect job being a silent movie actor, in a silent movie, actors need to express them self through body language and face emotion, and Jean was excellent, he grab this award so easily, he was super impressive. Berenice Bejo was magnificent in this movie, a bit sad she lost to Octavia Spencer, but Octavia in The Help was unspeakably great. A great supporting cast to go along with them, John Goodman and James Cromwell also did a fantastic job. The thing that made this movie so exciting to watch is probably the cinematography,really sad they didn’t win in that category as well, but their cinematography was powerful, it really bring out the look of the early film industries, if a person came in and I told him that it is a silent movie in the 1920, they probably will believe it, cause it was so great, unless I put on a Blu-ray version and not a crappy one. The music was also great, they beat John William for the music category for Oscar, and that is one hell of an achievement. The song enlighten and darken the mood of the movie perfectly, this movie that remind all of us that we don’t need words to express emotional feeling. The story was powerful, it had a great climax to it. Sometime the character say something, but they didn’t show it, it made me a bit unpleasant, but then I realize that the movie may be saying that we sometime won’t get what we want.
This movie was great throughout, finding a favorite scene was impossible, so I pick out my favorite segment of the movie. The whole climax about Valentin breakdown was so forceful to watch, I can’t blink my eye, cause I didn’t want to miss any moment of the segment, it was so powerfully done and a great way to kept the audiences blown away. I do like the scene where he burn all of his movie, but wanting to keep a roll of film, his dog tried to find a policeman to rescued him and he was able to be carried out of the fire. The first scene also interests me, it was very hilarious, and a great scene to reminded us of the good old theater. The last scene I like is the ending scene, I was what I had been waiting for, and it was a great way to end the movie. This movie was perfectly done, unspeakably wondeful.
MY RATE: 10/10