Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Confession: I have never seen all of Breakfast at Tiffany's before today. Yes, I can hear you gasping on the other end, but it's true. As much as I love old films, and as much as I love Audrey Hepburn (who doesn't?), I just have never had the opportunity to sit down and watch the whole film. Sure, I've seen a clip or two here or there, but the whole thing? Not until today. What prompted the impulse was browsing the free films available on On Demand yesterday afternoon. I saw they had Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I wondered for perhaps the hundredth time why I had never seen it before (I seriously think I must be the only girl who's never seen it). So I decided, What the hell. And I started watching it then and there.

My date with the boyf interrupted my movie-watching, and so I wasn't able to finish watching the film until this afternoon. I curled up in bed with some peppermint tea and saw the last hour and a half I was missing. Final verdict? I absolutely loved it. I used to wonder if the film would be worth all the hype, and you know what? It totally is.

Here are my favorite moments in the film:
  • Every time Holly's landlord Mr. Yunioshi (who's played by Mickey Rooney!) threatens to call the police on her for making noise.
  • When Holly is woken up by Paul aka "Fred" and she's wearing that adorable blue sleeping mask.

  • Everything Holly wears, but especially her hats.
  • When Holly explains to Paul why she refuses to name Cat.
  • When Holly and Paul spend a day doing things they've never done before -- I totally need to do this with le boyf!
  • When Holly and Paul visit the library and he signs their copy of his book, much to the librarian's dismay.
  • When Holly and Paul visit the 5 and dime and steal those hilarious animal masks.

  • Holly's reaction to the press when she's arrested in the narcotics sting -- is she ever not charming?
  • When Paul tells "2-E" that for once he'd like to take care of someone else for a change. (*swoon*)
  • The ending, of course, which had me bawling like a baby. I am such a softy, I swear.

If you've never seen the film, I highly recommend it. It's perfect for a lazy, rainy Sunday like today, when you don't feel like doing anything other than curling up in bed with a good film.

Watch the trailer!

5 comment(s):

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

I havent either, but I hear its SOOO great.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Isn't it amazing? I'll never get sick of it!

Anonymous said...

Breakfast At Tiffany's! Love it! :D the book's quite different though.

and i totally love the bit where Paul tells 2E all that, and i heart cat. such a sweetie, hahah.

timeless movie, fersuure! audrey hepburn can do no wrong!

Randomization said...

I've heard of the movie but never seen it. I want to though, it looks interesting =]

Micaela said...

the kiss in the rain?


and this quote:

"people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness"

and the half bathtub couch.

LOVE LOVE LOVE it and so glad you saw it!

(confession: i've never seen amelie, so i can feel what you did about never seeing this classic)