Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

My dad was a major fan of Audrey Hepburn.  I remember seeing My Fair Lady ages ago.  And then Breakfast at Tiffany’s I saw only a bit of.  Recently I purchased it on my tablet because I really wanted to see why my dad had liked her so much as an actress.  I’ve always loved classics so this would definitely be another one to open up a bit more into that horizon.

breakfast at tiffany posterDirector: Blake Edwards

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney

In the 60s New York, Holly Golightly  (Audrey Hepburn) is a young and beautiful socialite that indulges herself in the parties with the rich men in the society.  She goes out with them and rejects them after they shower her with gifts.  At the same time, she chooses to live a carefree life with no attachments including her own living space which has a bare minimum of furniture and a stray cat that she took in but didn’t name.  All this changes, when a writer, Paul Varjak (George Peppard) who has writer’s block and is something of a boy toy to a rich lady, moves into her building.  Paul is fascinated by Holly’s ways and is confused by her desire to be independent and carefree and seek to be rich, when with him, she transforms into a sweet and innocent girl.  As he starts falling in love with her, he learns about her past.

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Do you know what I did right after this movie ended at like 2am on Saturday night? I went searching up where I could find Audrey Hepburn movies online and in stores.  Apparently, they are super hard to find unless I get them all from Amazon.  Audrey Hepburn is an absolutely amazing actress.  I adore her! She’s beautiful, elegant,  funny, witty, and super sweet.  I know its probably just her character of Holly Golightly but man, that all showed in that one character, and even when she felt pain, she expressed it so well that it would just connect with the audience.  Seriously, she’s totally amazing and this was an absolutely stunning performance.

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There were other performances, from say, Mickey Rooney who did the landlord which found for some funny moments.  Even though, this movie wasn’t totally uptight.  It was actually pretty fun most of the time.  George Peppard is a handsome man.  I’ve never seen him in anything else other than this, but I’d say he did a pretty good job.  The chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard really lit up the screen.

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The story  itself had parts where I questioned whether it was possible. However, this is a movie so its normal for things to not be with real life.  Plus, its 1960s, I wasn’t even born, how do I know, right? Still, this was a really fun romantic comedy.  A true classic to me. AudreyHepburn really made this movie one of my faves and I had a huge smile the whole time I was watching it. Plus, the last scene is just super awesome! I love classics also because between everything it has a very classy and sophisticated feeling to it.

Now that I’ve become obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, whats your favorite movie of hers? Some recommendations please 🙂

19 thoughts on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

  1. Ahhh this movie!!! There were some great moments and some weird ones (her “Japanese” neighbor), and I sorta hate the kind of girl Holly is. At least she got confronted in the end! But I totally fell in love with Audrey Hepburn herself too…she’s so enchanting, graceful, something in her voice and the way she carries herself has this amazing quality. That movie really made me wanna wear pearls, a black dress, and get a 2ft long cigarette holder 😛

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