This is an amusing yet poignant film, directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Charles Chaplin. The star turn is Robert Downey Jr, who is exceptional as Chaplin; the film has a strong cast (including Anthony Hopkins, John Thaw, Dan Ackroyd, David Duchovny, Milla Jovovich, and Kevin Kline (particularly good as Douglas Fairbanks). 'Chaplin' is beautifully filmed - particularly Victorian London (where Chaplin lived in poverty as a child) and the early days of Hollywood, where studios were not too far from orange groves and the countryside. This was a time when the air was clear and the light was special. The DVD has a few short extras that look at the making of the film and include interviews with Richard Attenborough, Robert Downey Jr and others. This is a really entertaining film and excellent value for money. Recommended.