Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

breakfast“I’m like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other. ” – Holly

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A very outgoing debutante living in New York City starts to fall in love with her new neighbor.

My Take on it – This is yet another movie that I seem to be the last person to finally see it.

This film somehow evaded me all these years despite knowing that George Costanza “cheated” on his book reading club and watched the movie instead.

After watching it, I must honestly say that it wasn’t the most spectacular film that I’ve ever seen as the hype would make it out to be, but was still a nice and interesting tale to watch unfold.

I have always loved how movies from the 60’s (and even earlier ones) needed to use codes in order to try and explain “adult” themes because it was against the way the system was set up for them to use anything but innuendo or sugarcoat dialogue and action to meet the code.

Star Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard are both pretty good here despite them having an awkward kind of chemistry the whole way through which sort of works in their favor.

This isn’t my favorite of Hepburn’s roles, but she is still always fun to watch.

The theme song for this film Moon River is superb and is so catchy that it’s quite difficult to stop humming (or singing) it once you get infected by it.

I was pretty disappointed that the song by Deep Blue Something that shares a name with this film has absolutely no connection to this movie’s concept. 😦

Here are both songs for anyone interested.

Bottom Line – Not as spectacular as the hype would make it seem, but it was still a very interesting tale.  Loved the way that 1960’s movies sugarcoated things and used a lot of innuendo to try and explain what really is happening.  Hepburn and Peppard have an interesting kind of chemistry between them which works but isn’t perfect. Not my favorite of Hepburn’s films, but still fun to watch. Excellent theme song that is quite hard to get out of one’s head. Was quite disappointed that the song by Deep Blue Something has nothing to do with this movie despite sharing a title.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tiffany’s opened its doors on a Sunday for the first time since the 19th century so that filming could take place inside the store. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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11 thoughts on “Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

  1. This is one of my favorite movies because I love how it is about people that have given up and settled for easy lives but then find themselves through love. When OJ says Holly is “a phony but a real phony” that is so true to both her and Paul’s characters. I love the scene in the cab at the end “no matter what you do you just end up running into yourself”. I just wish they got rid of Mickey Rooney. That’s pretty bad him playing a Japanese man


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