The best film of 2011
The Artist. This black and white, not to mention silent homage to the films of the 30's and 40's about a silent film actor who quickly becomes lost in the crowd as films with sound, or talkies, are invented, is fine for anyone 12 and older with patience and the ability to enjoy an excellent work of art. In LOTS of dramedys, the characters are people that we don't come to care about (who we are supposed to be rooting for). However, this film has completely developed characters, and director Michel Hazanavicius does a great job with emotion. However, there a few things that parents should watch out for. First, there is frequent smoking, which is featured in lots of the scenes. A character gives another the middle finger. Also, there is a moment where it seems an important character will commit suicide, but nothing happens, and the same person is caught in the middle of a fire. There are a few very mild violent images (they are very comical). Overall this is a movie that deserves it's best picture win at this year's Academy Awards. I give it 5 out of 5 stars, also known as an A+.