Nonstop wonderful from start to finish, The Artist is a luminous love letter to the beauty and power of motion pictures. French star Jean Dujardin plays 1920s matinee idol George Valentin, who unexpectedly sees his star dimming when Hollywood gloms onto the newest trend—talkies! At the same time, he crosses paths with upbeat young ingenue Peppy Miller (the magnetic Bérénice Bejo). While Valentin's career tanks, Peppy's rises. This star-crossed love story understands the magic of movies, providing more humor, heart, tears and imagination than 10 average films. 100 minutes PG-13.