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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

The quintessential Audrey Hepburn classic. Holly Golightly (Hepburn) is a young woman living in New York City. Although her profession is never openly discussed it it obvious she is a high priced call girl. She lives in her little Manhattan apartment with an orange cat named Cat. One day a handsome young man moves into the building. His name is Paul Varjak (George Peppard) and he is a writer. Holly likes to call him Fred because he reminds her of her brother Fred. Paul's muse has left him and he is having a hard time writing. He has taken up with Mrs Failenson, an older wealthy woman. As time progresses Holly and "Fred" begin to fall in love. This idea scares Holly to death. She does not like the idea of being caged by anyone. That is when she decides to marry Jose Periera, a man she met at a party. He is a wealthy man from Brazil so she will be moving there. Now "Fred" tries to convince her that love means more than money and that they need to be together.

I love this movie. Many people think Audrey Hepburn was to sweet and innocent to play Holly but I think those qualities are what makes the character so like able. The only part I do not like is Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi because it is incredibly annoying. Peppard was wonderful as the writer who tries to win Holly's love. A wonderful romance that makes me cry every time I see it.



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