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DVD: Funny Face

I really should post these sooner to when I watch them. In any case, last week it was time for a Brandy Netflix movie, and the one she had at the time was Funny Face, a 1957 Audrey Hepburn movie. Now, I really like Audrey Hepburn in a bunch of things. Ones I have seen and liked are Sabrina, The Nun’s Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade and Wait Until Dark.

I remember having seen this one on TV years ago, but then and now it is just not one that I particularly liked all that much. There were parts that I liked (her first scene in the bookstore) but for the most part it just fell flat for me. The musical numbers didn’t excite me, and the whole fact that over the course of the movie she started out interesting and intellectual and ended up all doing the modeling thing just didn’t have a trajectory that inspired me.

And what the hell was that dance in the nightclub? That was just freaky.

Now, it wasn’t bad or anything, just not one of her best I think. And not one of a style I particularly like.

And the movie poster is really long, and I don’t have much more to say, so we may end up with the picture being longer than what I write. I kind of hate it when that happens, and it kind of tempts me to just keep writing random stuff until I make this long enough to be longer than the picture. Of course, that depends on how wide you make your window, so it is kind of pointless anyway, so I will stop now.

Summary: If you are an Audrey Hepburn completist, of course you have to watch this, it is one of her famous ones. But otherwise, unless you really like this kind of 1950’s musical, it can probably be skipped.

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