So, I am not a big fan of silent films mainly because it’s so. much. work. You can’t ever doze off because you’ll never know if an essential part of the plot is coming up or not. Also, since there’s no dialogue except for the occasional paragraphs that pop up on the screen, you have to just guess the attitude of the characters based on their overdone gestures.
With that said, I legitimately laughed out loud while watching this movie. I was watching it in a coffee shop too, thinking that I would have no physical reaction and that I’d just get this movie over with. But I had to get up and finish watching it in my car because I was disturbing everyone around me by either snickering or awkwardly bursting up when I least expected it. There is something to be said about the comedic timing in this movie. It is pretty phenomenal.
Would I watch it again? Maybe in 2 years.
Would I recommend this to a friend? No.
Would I recommend this to a stranger who I won’t see again? Probably.
Should you watch it? Only to disprove the theory that ALL silent films suck.
Popcorn Rating: A surprising 3 popped corns and a kernel (for Charlie)