Now I've always had a pretty big distaste for films that have the characters tell you what they are doing as they are doing it (which is a trend that REALLY needs to go away), but I also am a big fan of the films of Kevin Smith, so I have a pretty good appreciation for dialogue. I just think that too many filmmakers are letting the dialogue tell their story rather then using the camera as the story telling device, and their films suffer for it.
I have a hard time imagining anyone who gives The Artist a chance would have a problem with the film, and I really think that it's one of those movies that just about everyone should see. And not just because it has a really cute dog in it (and it does).
The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8K9AZcSQJE