Written July 19, 2015
I have seen "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and handful of times, but seeing it in an old theatre was kind of perfect. I enjoyed the movie 10x more being able to hear and see other people in the audience react like it was their first time. It was a great experience, but I know that this movie would be great with a group of people at a movie theatre, or by myself on DVD. It's a classic that must be seen by all.
Written September 15, 2012
Written July 12, 2008
This movie has not lost its appeal. It tells a poignant story of a girl who is many things to many people, but is too afraid to find out who she really is. The film conveys moments of heartbreak, high comedy and melancholic whimsy. And, in the middle of it all, lies the moving performance of Audrey Hepburn as Truman Capote's deliciously named Holly Golightly.
Hepburn is all over the map with her performance of Golightly, a girl who desperately needs to be loved, but, in the moment of truth, cannot find it within herself to reciprocate. So, she pushes away all of those who ever cared for her. When her past catches up with her in one crucial scene, it is bruising to observe how she denies that her past ever existed. And, as you watch a bus pull away with the hopes and dreams of a man utterly shattered, you wonder how many more will end up like him, caught up in Holly's delusional world.
This is truly great cinema, with one of the great female lead performances of the 20th century.
Written June 25, 2010
Best movie in my life!