Breakfast at Tiffany's

directed by Blake Edwards
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1961
Date Added:04/04/2008
Date Watched:05/09/2005
Description:Audrey Hepburn ... Holly Golightly
George Peppard ... Paul 'Fred' Varjak
Patricia Neal ... 2-E (Mrs. Failenson)
Buddy Ebsen ... Doc Golightly
My Rating:5

Reviews for Breakfast at Tiffany's

Review - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Holly is an eccentric NYC playgirl looking to marry a millionaire. In the meantime, she goes out with a string of men and lives off the money she can get from them. Paul Varjak is a writer who moves in upstairs. He’s kept by 2-E, an older woman. He falls for Holly right off, and she inspires him to start writing again. When he receives a check for a story, he dumps 2-E. But Holly wants to marry a rich man, not a struggling writer.

Then Doc shows up. He’s an older man who tells Paul that Holly married him when she was just 14. It turns out to be true, although the marriage has been annulled. Then Holly gets engaged to Jose, a rich Brazilian. She sends Paul away, but on the night before she leaves for Brazil, she invites him over for dinner. When they get home, the police are there and she gets arrested. For a year or so, she’s been paid $100 a week to visit a mobster in prison. She’s been delivering messages from him to his lawyer without realizing the messages were code referring to drug smuggling. Paul helps get her out of jail, but she’s still determined to go to Brazil — until he reads her a telegram from Jose telling her not to come. Paul expresses his love. Holly refuses and even throws her cat out in the rain. Finally, Paul’s had enough. He gets out of the cab in the storm to look for the cat. Holly follows and they find the cat and love.

• Mickey Rooney does an awful job of playing a Japanese photographer who lives upstairs.

Hepburn, is charming, as usual, but I didn’t like her character’s lifestyle and so didn’t find her very appealing. Peppard was good as the cool, always-in-control Paul, but his character’s lifestyle wasn’t much better. That kept the movie from being better in my opinion.
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