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Saturday 27 October 2012

VIEWED: The Artist

My trailer review for the artist said:

So, if you take an unoriginal story and make it a silent picture, is it original again? Well, not any more.  I'll likely see this with the wife, but not by choice.

I was wrong.  I did see it by choice, sort of.  The wife asked my to stop by the video store on my way home - the one I never noticed until Blockbuster closed down.  I asked her what she wanted me to get and she said, "I don't know, whatever you want as long as it's a comedy or something we can both enjoy."

It is rare for one of us to pick up a movie and both enjoy it.

Today, I brought home The Artist.  For some reason I assumed she wanted to see it, along with one that I wanted to see which I will review next.

The Artist.

Yes, it was sort of A Star is Born, but not exactly.  And, yes, if you take an unoriginal story and make it a silent film, it's original again.  It seemed fresh and I wasn't at all annoyed by the whole silent movie thing.  I'm not sure if it was worthy of the Best Picture Oscar, though.

At one point during the film I asked the wife if she had muted it.... she wasn't as amused by the comment as I was.

When it ended, I asked the wife what she thought of it.  She said, "it wasn't as dull as I thought it would be. I'm glad I got to see it."  

I guess we both enjoyed it.


  1. I was amused by the was it muted but then again i'm easily amused. I too thought the Artist was way below best picture material. It was passable but not much else. I hadn't seen Beerbombatic in a while so i thought i would post an inane comment.

    1. Thanks for your comment. No comment is inane. Some of my posts have been called inane, though. Thanks for reading and please comment and make suggestions if you like.