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Overall B+

George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a star seen in silent movies. Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) is a young hopeful in the film business. As the industry begins to experiment with talking pictures, Valentin's career dims while Miller's illuminates silver screens featuring this latest technological advancement.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.

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The Artist

How does Valentin’s pride become his greatest flaw? How can over confidence cause a person to make decisions that are not in one’s best interest? What is the difference between pride and confidence?

How does the director of this film compensate for the lack of dialogue to communicate the story and emotions of the performers? Are these same techniques used in modern movies with sound?

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