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Limelight

Limelight is an odd movie. A serious drama starring Charlie Chaplin, it opens with a drunken alcoholic Chaplin interrupting a suicide attempt. Unfortunately, the acting isn't really up to the intended level of drama and philosophical dialogue. The screenplay was written by Chaplin, and all the characters sound like him.

The dialogue is especially weak considering how similar the setup of Chaplin taking care of a young woman in ill health is to the absolutely stunning City Lights, with its brilliant last two lines: "You can see now?", "Yes, I can see now.".

The only reason I've seen Limelight is that it's the one time Chaplin worked with Buster Keaton. Their scene together is not especially good, but it is of historical interest: