Actors: Audrey Hepburn,George Peppard
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Breakfast at Tiffany's |
| "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a movie set in New York City about a Holly Golightly, a woman who has come to the city from a small town to re-invent herself. Holly, the former Lula Mae, has gone from stealing chicken eggs from a farm to feed herself, to getting fifty dollar tips for the powder room to support herself. Along the way Holly meets Paul, a struggling writer and kept man who eventually falls in love with her. However, Holly has her eye on bigger things than love-namely money and presitige.
Throughout the movie we see that the closer Paul gets to uncovering who Holly really is, the more she clams up. We get a taste of who she really is when her ex-husband comes to town and when she finds out that her beloved brother Fred has died.
This is a wonderful film that has been enjoyed throughout the decades. The only bad part is the unfortunate racist performance by Mickey Rooney as an Asian photographer, which compacts every stereotype possible into one character. However, despite that offensive blemish, this is a very enjoyable film.
--Krysten Weller, Resident Scholar
|Breakfast at Tiffany's is a charming romantic comedy about eccentric New York City call girl Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and her neighbor, Paul Varjak (George Peppard). Holly's determination to marry a Brazillian millionaire causes much conflict when Paul, a writer who is "sponsored" by an older woman (Patricia Neal) falls in love with her. The romance gets even more complicated when Holly's husband, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) shows up wanting Holly back. This classic romance comedy is based on Truman Capote's novella and is sure to please.
--Victoria, Resident Scholar
|Breakfast At Tiffany's is a feel good movie about finding oneself and finding romance. This movie lacks action and the ending s inevitable, but the story is cute and sweet, the characters bring out the best in the movie.
--michelle, Resident Scholar
|Breakfast at Tiffany's is a light hearted feel good movie about new romance and finding one's self. Holly Golightly is trying to run away from her past by changing her name and moving to New York. But when she meets Paul Harvak, a struggling writer who is 'supposedly sponsored' by Patricia Neal, he bring out the truth in her and makes her find her true self. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a great movie for the romantics, but lacks certain action, the movie is basically based around Holly and Paul's love for each other and nothing else. 9/10.
--Michelle, Resident Scholar
|When writer Paul moves in the apartment building that socialite Holly lives in the two become fast friends. Based on Truman capote's classic story, the movie is perfect. anyway.Holly has her life set out to marry a rich man who's under fifty. When her ex-husband from the south comes back to look for her,she stays in New York. When she is about to run off with the Ambassodor of Brazil,she receives a telegram from him calling it off. In a bad mood she trows her cat with no nameout of the car. When she realizes what she has done to her cat, her friends, everyone, she feelss terribly sorry, and goes to find her cat. And in the end she and Paul make up for a happy ending.
--kaity loder, Resident Scholar
|Audrey Hepburn has a large repertoire of stellar performances, but perhaps none was so unique as her role of Holly Golightly in the screen adaptation of Truman Capote's
"Breakfast at Tiffany's." Holly finds more than "a huckleberry friend" in George Peppard, who plays Paul, the aspiring writer. Their relationship bounces back and forth, but all the time building the inevitable steam for the grand--and inevitable--conclusion. This is a romantic movie with a capital "R"--but one that never sinks into sentimentality or melodrama. It's well-directed by Blake Edwards with Oscar winning music by Henry Mancini ("Moon River").
--Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Excellent adaptation from Truman Capote's novel. The story was about a free spirited and helpless Holly Golightly who afraid of love and commitments until she met Paul Varjak.
--Jenny, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- love triangle/polygon
- of a different social class
- simply wealthy
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) skinny
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average build
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
- Occasional swearing
Is this movie based on a
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