While there were some delightful moments (the beatnik dance scene, the fashion shoots, the song and dance by Hepburn/Kay Thompson) I spent most of the film being annoyed by the creepy May/December romance, and the fact that Audrey Hepburn does not have a funny face, she’s a female beauty icon. Also, I hate when Fred Astaire sings and Audry Hepburn, while she does have her moments, has a lot of “eh” signing in this film. I spent most of the movie waiting for Kay Thompson to reappear, because she was the triple threat of this particular motion picture.*
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.
*Don’t get me wrong, Hepburn and Astaire are fabulous double threats. They just aren’t the best singers.
Part of the Ruby Oliver Film Festival
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1957/funny_face.html