Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Movie Poster
  • Released
  • October 5, 1961
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 924 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1960s romantic comedy about a paid "party girl" who falls in love with a writer supported by a wealthy society woman in return for an intimate romantic relationship. There is no actual sexual activity other than kissing or cuddling, and no nudity (except for a sequence in which a stripper starts to undress and reveals her back). People smoke continuously -- Holly Golightly's cigarette holder is a character trademark. Drinking and drunkenness figure prominently in multiple scenes. In one intensely emotional scene, Holly destroys everything in her apartment; in another she forces her cat onto the streets alone. In a throwback to mid-20th century sensibilities, a Caucasian actor portrays an Asian as an offensive stereotype.

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