16 February 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's Review (Contains Spoliers)

First film I saw at the Glasgow Film Festival was Breakfast at Tiffany's yesterday. Main thought, brilliant film. Audrey Hepburn is incredible as Holly Golightly and really should have got an Oscar for her performance. George (Hannibal Smith) Peppard is also great as her love interest. Mickey Rooney is really funny as Mr Yunioshi, if slightly offensive. The character of Holly is brilliant, one minute being a charming woman who visits men in prison, the next being a wild party animal, the next singing Moon River while playing the guitar. The way that the character works is also really good with her constant scrounging of money and trying to marry the rich, despite love staring her in the face. The film is also really funny with the actions of Cat, the character of Mr Yunioshi and Holly getting drunk. However it is not a perfect film, some of the plot points are introduced and then forgotten about, such as Holly's husband Doc and the death of Fred. The ending also seems to be a bit rushed with no full resolution to the Sally Tomato story-line and the way that Holly and Paul fully become a couple being really contrived. Despite these flaws the performances, especially Audrey Hepburn, are incredible, the film is really funny and the film is really sweet overall.
My Rating: 4/5

My Next Glasgow Film Festival review will be Paul with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

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