Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

DVD - 1999
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Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of the film.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c1999.
ISBN: 9780792158097
0792158091
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 07, 2017

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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TheSandoz
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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DollyWannaCracker
Jul 08, 2015

One of the greatest movies of all time.

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rslade
Dec 25, 2014

Amusing and light if you can handle the amorality of it all. Rather unrealistic.

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LibraryUser53
Nov 29, 2014

While the movie plot and characters are markedly different in several aspects compared to Capote's short novel with the same title, the movie story-line basically follows the book's. The screen writer and director on the whole did a good job of keeping true to the major themes of the book. And much of the dialog comes directly from the pages of the book; given Capote's artful use of the language, this is another big plus. On the downside the character Holly -- if you can look past the delightful performance by Hepburn -- Holly herself is really just shy of a full-fledged gold-digging prostitute, and so what happens to her isn't very surprising. Which makes this movie a tad boring. And with the ending modified significantly from the book, the whole thing comes off as an unrealistic fantasy. At best only modestly recommended.

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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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