Breakfast at Tiffany's

DVD - 2006
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazillian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman.

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition: Anniversary ed.
ISBN: 1415718113
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 25, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Amusing and light if you can handle the amorality of it all. Rather unrealistic.

Nov 29, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While the movie plot and characters are markedly different in several aspects compared to Capote's short novel with the same title, the movie story-line basically follows the book's. The screen writer and director on the whole did a good job of keeping true to the major themes of the book. And much of the dialog comes directly from the pages of the book; given Capote's artful use of the language, this is another big plus. On the downside the character Holly -- if you can look past the delightful performance by Hepburn -- Holly herself is really just shy of a full-fledged gold-digging prostitute, and so what happens to her isn't very surprising. Which makes this movie a tad boring. And with the ending modified significantly from the book, the whole thing comes off as an unrealistic fantasy. At best only modestly recommended.

Oct 31, 2014
  • Matisse rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie has nothing to do with Capote's novella. His story is dark and depressing. No wonder he disliked the casting of Audrey Hepburn. Who cares? The movie is a delight! Handsome George Peppard (pre-A-Team) along for the ride. It's an idea of Manhatten life at that time. I can live with that idea!

Jul 19, 2014
  • 2kool4skool rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

For a classic movie that many people seemed to love, I found it sort of boring, and found the main character, Holly, quite annoying.

Mar 17, 2014
  • kab1522 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really fun movie with a really great cast:D

Jan 11, 2014
  • Missumuch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say I do and always will love Audrey Hepburn, but her character in this one made me a little uncomfortable, like...CRINGE. ALL the characters did-further more I tried to read the book and closed it and returned it to the library after reading only one chapter. Forget on how offensive the portrayal of a Japanese character was and Im not even Asian, but in the book Blacks were referred to as COONS. YIKES- that was it for me. I have this movie as a DVD and as a VHS because I have collected all her movies. The party was the funniest part for me, that kind of timing you just dont see anymore, as was the mobster in prison, and that Brazilian actor who was in a lot of Federico Fellinis' movies and he is/was as handsome as it gets. but it is a well known fact that the author (Truman C.) of the book HATED Audrey being cast in the role (read her book) and wanted Marilyn Monroe. He was on the set all the time and constantly had something negative to say...Blake couldn't get rid of him. She had (Audrey) just had her first child (you would never believe it in how thin she was) with Mel Ferrer her husband so personally she was very happy at that time. I just loved her.

Dec 28, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Man I wish they'd release a version without Mickey Rooney. So racist, so unfunny, so terrible.

Dec 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm typically not one who is particularly fond of romantic comedies/dramas, especially of this era, but I was curious about the hype attached to this one. This is my first time seeing it, and safe to say, my last. To reiterate what others here (and on the bonus DVD) have commented, and countless thousands of cringing viewers have undoubtedly felt, the offensive racist portrayal of a Japanese individual by a Caucasian actor (Rooney) with prosthetics was beyond despicable. Even director Blake Edwards admittedly regretted that horrible mistake. Second, I found no appeal in the 'glamour' of Audrey Hepburn's fashion or style. I couldn't care less about it, "dahling". And her shallow gold-digging character is plastically presented as something 'mahvelous', but to me she is, effectively, a misguided self-absorbed alcoholic prostitute who heartlessly left behind a husband and children in Texas for cocktail parties in Manhattan. And Peppard's character had his head screwed on straighter, but is also a gigolo. Harsh review, sorry. So why the three star rating? For the only reason(s) it won two Oscars. Henry Mancini's Best Score and he and Johnny Mercer's Best Song. Mancini had a gift, and the movie would be something completely different and far less than what it's considered to be were it not for his emotional contribution.

Aug 22, 2013

If you are interested we will be discussing this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club on October 8/13 at 7:00 pm. See you there

Aug 10, 2013

I saw the movie and I had liked it
the music is also nice and also the scenery this is not for children to watch

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Dec 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Holly Golightly: "I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?" Paul Varjak: "In a minute." Holly Golightly: "I guess it's pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?" Paul Varjak: "Yeah."


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