Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

DVD - 1992
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Holly Golightly, a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire, is befriended by her next-door neighbor, a young author who is "sponsored" by wealthy Patricia Neal. Their rocky romance exacts compassion and comedy as they begin to discover the genuineness of each other -- and themselves.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c1992
ISBN: 9780792104360
0792104366
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 BRE
Characteristics: 1 video disc ( 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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RilesJ
Jun 01, 2018

Shallow and dated. Became annoyed at the halfway point because things just happened just because. The dialogue was awful, and nonstop. It got exhausting having every detail explained when it didn't need to, or was boring and unimportant. Maybe it would have been okay to have all that unrealistic talking a little bit, but I was acutely aware I was watching a movie. Nobody acted like a human being, and often acted like idiots to things that would be unacceptable in real life. Frankly, Holly is a spoiled Mary Sue, and the guy is clearly a self insert by the writer. Then you have the racist depiction of the upstairs neighbor, whose only real purpose in the story was to be an angry stereotype. Then you have the main song Moon River, which is fantastic, but is the only damn music played in the movie, with endless lazy variations. It doesn't fit the tone of the movie, and becomes distracting when the characters break the fourth wall and sing it. The best character in the movie is the cat. It really steals the show, and had way more screen presence than the actors.

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 05, 2018

VERY GOOD 1961 romantic comedy (which I was too young to 'understand' when it came out).
Fine performances by Hepburn and Peppard. Excellent movie music by Hank Mancini (including lots of 'Moon River') - and whack bits by Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yoniushi.

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AndCo
Jan 21, 2018

I saw this movie as a child, and I had a vaguely nice feeling about it and about Audrey Hepburn. It does not stand up when viewed again as an adult. The demeaning and racist portrayal of Holly Golightly's upstairs neighbour disgusted me and spoiled the whole experience. This makes me realize how much I must have been used to racist stereotypes not to even have noticed them when I first saw the movie. No one else seems to mention the racism, so it also tells me that others are fine with stereotypical depictions of other races. All in all, shallow and sad. I read the original story by Truman Capote after another viewer recommended it over the movie. It is just as shallow.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 07, 2017

This classic and old 1960’s drama tells the story of an expensive escort by the name of Holly who meets a young man seeking to be a writer after he moves into the same apartment building as her. Sadly, he is with a very wealthy older woman. Holly knows this won’t last long since she is trying to marry an older, rich man, and she has her eyes on him. The performances by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard are incredible as they both dive into their characters, and the director of the film did a wonderful job at capturing certain moods. I would rate this cinematic classic 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those looking for a dramatic movie that is well performed. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Breakfast At Tiffany’s is known as one of the most iconic, glamorous, and fashionable movies pretty much ever. Audrey Hepburn is best known for her fabulous performance as Holly Golightly, the wild, beautiful, and very strange protagonist of this film. There are parts of this film that I really enjoyed, such as Holly’s stylish outfits, and the song that she sings called “Moon River,” which Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer wrote and composed for this film. Although there definitely were some aspects that really weren’t entertaining or enjoyable, therefore I would rate this film 3.5/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

daniellevk_0 Jul 15, 2017

An iconic Audrey Hepburn movie. It can be funny and the characters are interesting. I like Hepburn's free spirited character and she does a good job portraying that. Good movie.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jun 27, 2017

An unusual love story, glamorous, sophisticated, with more than a touch of the bizarre.

They changed the best part: the ending to a sweet, sugary Hollywood ending. Read the book instead.

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mswrite
May 20, 2016

It's always fascinated me that author Capote railed against the casting of Audrey Hepburn for the role of Holly Golightly (love that name!) as she is masterful. It's not for nothing that "Breakfast at Tiffany's," whatever its origins, has become Hepburn's signature film. She perfectly captures the poignant contradictions of Holly, a charming, breezy, worldly-wise woman determined to make her own way in the world who is also a frightened child looking for love. George Peppard is just fine as the struggling writer who meets, helps, loves her. Martin Balsam, a wonderful character actor of the time, is amusing as a drunken yet discerning New York sophisticate. And Mickey Rooney... sigh. Well, try to place his irritating Japanese stereotyping within the context of the times.
Henry Mancini's lovely, melancholic score is a major plus, setting the romantic tone.

d2013 Dec 15, 2015

Love Audrey Hepburn's movies. Good actress!

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ostwald
Aug 25, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is not for children to watch

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Dec 10, 2013

Holly Golightly: "I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?" Paul Varjak: "In a minute." Holly Golightly: "I guess it's pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?" Paul Varjak: "Yeah."

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