Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

A young escort is trying to find a husband and a young man moves into her apartment building with a rich older lady. What could possibly go wrong?

I remember watching this film when I was at sixth form college and I didn’t end up making a blogpost about it simply because I don’t think I completely understood the story and it left me feeling so very ‘meh’ about it all.

Audrey Hepburn certainly seemed to be the woman that all woman aspired to be, and in this film she is the picture of disordered elegance. There were some moments in the film which I only understood having watched it again because when I first watched it I was a little….dare I say it…naive?

So while this film was a crescendo of colour and fun, I don’t think it was the best film ever. It is no doubt an iconic film but it seems like it is more for Hepburn herself than much else. George Peppard as Paul Varjak was a bit boring and uninteresting. Despite the fact that he was a core character, I didn’t really feel as if he brought much to the role apart from being a pretty face and the romance between him and ‘2E’ was tidied up a bit too cleanly for me to be even vaguely interested.

I feel really bad for being so negative about a film which has become such a important part of 1960s cinema. The feelings I experienced towards the film three years ago have only exemplified, and lets not mention Mickey Rooney as  Mr Yunioshi…

MY RATING: **.5 / *****


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