Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's ★★★★

Even tough I ask myself why it took this long, there's a first time for everything. I never read the novella it's based on, but Breakfast at Tiffany's is a lasting experience. After blocked writer Paul Varjak (Peppard) meets his downstairs neighbor Holly Golightly (Hepburn), they roam the streets of New York, visit the jet set parties and in between Varjak gets to know her vulnerable side. He falls head over heels for her, but Golightly has reservations about it.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic, a sparkling romantic comedy based on a short story by Truman Capote. The Oscar-winning score by Henri Mancini is top notch. The film is quite well cast, with the exception of Rooney as a Japanese neighbour, which is essentially a racist grotesque stereotype. I won't say someone is 'born' to play a certain part/character, but in my opinion, Audrey Hepburn comes pretty close to be born to play her character in this film because of her elegance, comic timing and talent. Breakfast at Tiffany’s also is one of the greatest New York films - it subdivides New York in several layers of dewy love and glossy chic. Don't you just love it? I know I do.

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