How to Steal A Million (1966)

Yesterday was a crazy day! The last day of my deadline and in the morning, we woke up to fix up some crazy drama at home which lasted right till I came home to continue cleaning up the mess. Exhausted and tired, I just wanted to watch a feel good movie and flipping through Netflix, I found a movie with Audrey Hepburn! After I saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I know that anything with Audrey Hepburn is just a wonderful pick me up flick through and through! A perfect choice for how I was feeling ūüôā

how to steal a million posterDirector: William Wyler

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Nicole (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of a wealthy man, Bonnet (Hugh Griffith) who excels and enjoys creating famous painting forgeries. When her father decides to let the museum display his forgery of the Cellini statuette, he doesn’t realize until its too late that he may lose everything when the inspector finds out the truth. ¬†Determined to save her father, Nicole asks for the help of a burglar who she thought had tried to rob her house, Simon (Peter O’Toole) who is secretly a private investigator focused on getting art forgers arrested. ¬†His new target was Nicole and her father coincidentally. At the same time, she is being pursued by an American and art collector, Davis Leland (Eli Wallach) when she realizes the increasing interest she has with Simon.

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I can’t express in words the level of awesomeness How to Steal a Million contains. ¬†Audrey Hepburn is just about the most amazing actress ever! She has this charm and dazzle. I’m a girl and I look at her and I want that elegance that she can emit from the way she talks, smiles, dresses…just everything! Plus on top of that, there was an amazing romantic chemistry between her character Nicole and Peter O’Toole’s Simon. It was irresistible to watch. ¬†I found myself smiling and feeling great ūüôā

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Although the story is fairly simple, the characters/the actors bring it to life. ¬†I’m new to the older films so other than Audrey Hepburn, I know no one else. Or so I thought, because the character Davis Leland’s voice sounded extremely familiar. I later found out, he plays Arthur in one of my favorite Christmas holiday flicks The Holiday. ¬†That character reacted in a really entertaining way. ¬†It was maybe the charisma he had or something. I can’t pinpoint what it was but even though he wasn’t on screen a whole lot, he was extremely effective in making me laugh a little. The most funniest had to be the character of Nicole’s father. ¬†He was just so clueless about everything.

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Overall, everyone had this slight humorous moments which makes this a great rom-com. ¬†You obviously can’t avoid some level of sappiness but it was so heartwarming and fun! ¬†Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole was totally awesome on screen and even though there was some little effects thats out of date (which is inevitable since it was made in 1966), it didn’t hinder the flick at all! I loved every minute of it ūüôā Classy and entertaining romantic comedies, I like that a lot! They definitely don’t make them like this anymore! Totally recommend it! ūüôā

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 ūüôā