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The Artist: No Spoilers Possible

We saw The Artist tonight. Disappointing.

I’m not getting what people are seeing in it. Yes, the hero (Jean Dujardin) is very charming, and there are a couple of laughs. It’s not a terrible movie. But best picture of the year? Really?

It is utterly predictable. It’s message, such as it is, is shallow. The characters are one-dimensional, and sometimes less: the hero’s wife (Penelope Ann Miller) has only one point to make. The female lead (Bérénice Bejo) to me was unappealing and even a little creepy. The dog, about which everyone raves, could have taken lessons from Frasier’s dog.

Taken together, “The Artist” was pretty much the definition of meh. I don’t see why it’s been nominated for Best Picture, much less why it’s being treated as a shoe-in.

7 Responses to “The Artist: No Spoilers Possible”

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    Oh, I remember now what sort of person that is…

    David

  3. Good response, Dave.

    You could also tell Abdul that some of your readers find you to be an awesome and adorable doofus, who gives us valuable insights into the brave new world of cyberspace.

  4. I felt the same way about The Artist. I think it’s in the running because it was well-crafted, entertaining, inoffensive, and we are all nostalgic for a more innocent time.

  5. Haven’t seen the movie, but saw that dog on the Oscars — just like Frazier’s dog. Alas that dog has gone on to the big doghouse in the sky.

    And yeah, that was a good response.

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  7. Good point! actually, You may also tell Abdul that some of your readers find you to be an awesome and adorable doofus, who gives us valuable insights into the brave new world of cyberspace.

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