I first watched this in a film studies class and have wanted to rewatch ever since.
I am so glad I did.
Downey Jr. made the perfect Chaplin and this reminded me why I fell in love with film and the man himself. I am slowly working my way through Chaplin's extensive filmography and this just makes me want to do it a million times faster.
If, like me, you get way too emotional, stay clear of the end scene. Clips from Chaplin's films cross cut with Downey Jr. shedding a tear at the Oscars will fill your heart with joy as well as tug at it's strings.
'Chaplin has become more than a name, it is a word in the vocabulary of films, and anyone who has ever seen a movie is in his debt.' - Daniel Taradash