Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Chaplin worked for 2½ years on the screenplay and then devoted nine months to the score. See more »
While Thereza is convalescing in Calvero's apartment, Calvero is shown removing a soiled towel and placing it in a large bowl on the bed. In the subsequent wider shot, the bowl is no longer there. See more »
What a day! The sun's shining, the kettle's singing, *and* we've paid the rent. There's going to be an earthquake, I know it, I know it, I know it.
See more »
"The glamour of limelight, from which age must pass as youth enters." See more »
Charles Chaplin is, at least for me, the best film maker of all time. And Limelight is his best film. It is one of the 10 films I have given 100/100.
The film is about this old comedian who can't find himself a job. He saves a young girl who tried to commit suicide. Well, they become friends and stuff.
Simply the film is perfect. There is nothing bad I could say about it. Well, maybe the ballet scene was too long (but maybe I just can't concentrate enough). The script, the music, the actors, the whole philosophical structure of the film! They are all perfect. And the end of the film is something so beautiful that you really have to see it.
If there is one thing you have to see, make sure it'll be Chaplin's Limelight!
14 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?