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 🙂
Director: William Wyler
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.
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 🙂
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.
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 🙂 Classy and entertaining romantic comedies, I like that a lot! They definitely don’t make them like this anymore! Totally recommend it! 🙂