Despite the great word of mouth and good press, Iím still stunned at how much I enjoyed this effort. I never thought in a million years that a silent movie made in the modern era would make my best of the year list but it did and itís right at the top. The movie exudes charm as it develops and then grabs the viewer with its story and symbolism. Yeah, thatís right, this is one swell picture with a cast of good eggs! The casting director should take a bow because everyone was so perfect in their vintage roles and mannerisms. Everything fits and everything works!