Audrey Hepburn is Hunny’s old Hollywood crush. When we met, I asked him if he’d seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He surprisingly had not. Once we had been dating for a while, I had to get it for him as a gift. I had never seen it either. We were so excited to watch such an iconic movie.
Then we watched it. I was disappointed. I guess I built it up in my mind to be this great Audrey Hepburn movie. The pictures of her from that movie are all over the place. I haven’t been to Target lately, but I’m sure you’ll find something with her face on it from this movie there.
I should defend my opinion for not enjoying a classic. Not just any classic, but a classic based on a book! According to my knowledge of Seinfeld, Fred is gay in the book. But that’s besides the point. While watching this movie, I had no vested interest in the characters. All I could think about was how Holly got paid $50 to go to the powder room, “How did she get those guys to give her that much money for nothing? It seems like she’s a prostitute who takes the money without performing as it were. How does that work?” See what I mean? I’m not thinking about what’s going on in the film. I’m thinking about the drunken saps who are giving her money and tearing up her apartment.
Watching it a second time didn’t change my opinion. I went in hoping that I could say that the first time I watched it years ago, I didn’t care for it, and this is a movie that just needs a second viewing.
What about you? Have you seen it? Do you love it? Why?
Favorite Line: Do you think she is deeply and importantly talented?
Favorite Character: Doc Golightly (the future Jed Clampett)
Favorite Scene: When Fred takes Holly to the library.