Funny Face (1957)

Audrey Hepburn dancing and singing–showcasing her extraordinary talent.  Filmed in color this movie delights audiences with great music from George Gershwin.  The plot is average and this movie is outdated in some ways, but there is something spectacular about Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in their only appearance together.

Some very memorable scenes in this movie and you will know what they are when you come to them.  Some dancing scenes with the two of them, but the most memorable scenes are when the dance ALONE.  If you haven’t seen this movie, watch it to appreciate the wonderful talents of Hepburn and Astaire.

THE COLORS AND SCENERY
This movie has great color, and great scenes from Paris.  The costumes, and the scenery, and the emotion of Audrey Hepburn.  There are some classic shots–captured in stunning beauty that captured the grace and elegance of Audrey Hepburn when she was only 28 years old.  Fred Astaire is twice her age, so the movie doesn’t make sense practically, but it still is fun.

THE MUSIC
A great and memorable score by George and Ira Gershwin…not the greatest in movie history, but some very memorable songs and interlude during the dance scenes.  Some great songs performed by Kay Thompson.

THE BEAUTY

The beauty of Audrey Hepburn is what you will remember from this movie.  Her costumes, her acting, her dancing and prancing, and her amazing footwork and dexterity to perform many demanding scenes.  Audrey is simply the best actress ever.

SUMMARY
Once again, this movie is a “minor classic.”  This movie is all about Audrey Hepburn and she is spectacular with style, pizzaz, and elegance.  Audrey Hepburn is simply STUNNING in this movie…and it is a movie to watch to appreciate her unique beauty and talent. Fred Astaire, a little past his prime has some very good scenes.  An enjoyable movie to watch, but the overall weak plot make it fun, but nothing more.

Todd Morgan
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