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I first watched this short with my three cousins-in-law; Charley, Max and Skylar and it literally stopped them in the middle of a game of Gogos and captivated them the entire 29 minutes! They were literally laughing and thoroughly intrigued by the simple yet engrossing story and the force that was Chaplin! I myself really enjoyed the short too and happy with "Sunnyside" just as much as the kids were. It features two dream sequences that Chaplin frequently used as a creative tool and features a simplistic love story with some heart as well as his humor. Another great Chaplin short that, as experienced first hand by myself, is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone no matter their age!
"Sunnyside" has more heart than some other Chaplin shorts, plus a wonderful sequence where a knocked-out Charlie hallucinates a meadow frolic with four comely nymphs. Plenty of good animal jokes, too.
The weakest Chaplin short I've seen, with lack of narrative focus and the romance between Chaplin and Purviance looked uninspired. But the opening sequence was very funny and maybe the dream scene inspired the one in "The Kid".
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