Friday, November 12, 2010

Well, then, that's one thing we've got

#9- Breakfast at Tiffany's
Suggested by Sweeneyville reader Linnley Sweeney

Linnley came to my door selling magazine subscriptions last summer. She just needed to earn 500 points and then her whole church youth group would go on a humanitarian mission trip to a Honduran orphanage. Who was I to turn down 12 issues of Modern Ferret? We've kept in touch, and every time I read about "10 Things Your Ferret Will Never Tell You", I think about her. How could I ever expect you to swallow that? I just told you a few days ago that Linnley is my sister-in-law :) However, she is also a triathlete, half-marathoner, student, wife, swimming teacher- what is there that Linnley doesn't do? Not much, apparently :) I have been wanting to see this movie forever! So I was very happy she suggested I watch it. Yay for Linnley!

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Overall: 8/10

Deductions: they never actually eat breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's permabulb hairdo and mini bangs made me a little crazy, minus 100 points for leaving a cat in the pouring rain, and I contracted lung cancer just by watching this movie
Bonus points: Jed Clampett AND Hannibal Smith?!! The over-the-top stereotype of her chinese upstairs neighbor (you could do anything in movies back then...), amazing hats and even more amazing cigarette holders. How very Pink Panther-esque!

Again, this was another movie that I had zero information about prior to watching it. I read the back cover of the VHS tape and that was all I had to go on. So I really didn't know where it was going or how or when it would end. The story was interesting enough. The only problem with it, as I was telling Jacob last night, is I hate how in movies there is always some beautiful free-spirited girl who is an absolute mess, but because of her good looks and adorable quirkiness, the leading man just can't stay away from her. "She's unlike anyone he's ever met before" and he can't help but put up with all her crap in hopes of taming her in the end. Oh brother. Why can't the guy fall for the girl who actually has it together? Anyway, aside from that, the movie was very enjoyable. Audrey Hepburn and Fred, baby were great together. And the scene in the movie where they have an absolute swinging sixties socialite party in her apartment was amazing. The smoking! The drinking! The intoxication! The music! The jocularity! I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am still confused on one part, though, so if anyone can clear this up for me, please help. I am still not sure about Paul's "decorator" lady friend. Exactly what is the relationship there? I mean, I am sure they were romantically involved, but was it only because she was helping him financially? Helping him to get his writing published? They never clearly resolved that for me. Overall, it is an interesting story. Check out it and give me your take if you haven't seen it :)


Linnley Marie said...

Loved the story of how we met! Too bad I never made it to Honduras. Nathan and I decided you should watch Diary of a Wimpy kid too. It's funny.

Karin said...

The only thing I really remember about that movie is all the smoking & drinking...! I do normally like Audrey, though. And, I, too, love the story about how you met Linnley! :) Glad you are having so much fun with this!