Simpático retrato das pequenas amenidades vividas pela população estado unidense no início do século passado. Com humor tipicamente fanfarrão, Chaplin desdenha da suposta seriedade presente no desenvolvimento da vida moderna.
Quite simply a joy to watch. The deckchair scene, the row of women who line the street giggling at the policemen struggling in the tar, and the trombone player's failed attempts to play through the nausea of sea-sickness are particular comedy highlights. An easy twenty minutes.
Although Chaplin hadn't yet perfected his cinematic timing and pacing, that doesn't detract much from the joys of this Chaplin short. A few sequences go on a bit long but the opening sequence in particular is a gem.