The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Astaire could still dance up a storm, no doubt about it, and this has its moments.
Sensation trumps cogitation-unsurprising in a Hollywood production-which doesn't negate the enduring allure of this beautiful bauble.
...can clunk like a tin can in the dryer. But hey, we're talking Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, so that's some mighty elegant slack we're willing to cut here.
Funny Face...teams Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in a delightfully balmy romance.
The film fairly bursts with charm, the Gershwin songs are lively, Paris is as photogenic as ever and the existentialists are grubby to the life.
The great photographer Richard Avedon curated the titles and exquisitely coloured stills of Hepburn in the latest collection from Givenchy, and each one is poster-perfect. The plot, such as it is, is full of lighthearted fun.
What is startling here is the eye-popping colour, the self-reflexive photography and visual effects, the dance sequences (Fred Astaire with his umbrella), and the witty and ingenious use of the Paris locations.
If you're prepared to do a bit of revisionist thinking, it all makes sense.
It's an intermittently charming trifle with directorial style to burn in the place of any kind of satisfactory substance.
A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.
One of Hollywood's funniest, most stylish musicals, this breezy satire from 1957 thrives on the pairing of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn.
...a sporadically engaging yet hopelessly erratic old-school musical.
I love Audrey Hepburn. I like Fred Astaire. I like director Stanley Donen. I love musicals. I hate "Funny Face." Watching "Funny Face" was like overdosing on sugar. You might be like, 'Steven? How can you hate "Funny Face" and like something like "High School Musical?"' Well, my answer is easy. With a movie like "High School Musical" the songs are helping tell the story and let you connect to the narrative and the characters. (Um, like ANY good musical) The songs in "Funny Face" have so little to do with the overall arc that when they happen (and they happen about every 5 minutes) the entire film has to stop. "Funny Face" seems like it runs 3 hours. Sure, Hepburn and Astaire are likable, like always, but they are really sticking to their wheelhouse here. There is nothing new and everything else is so schmaltzy that it renders the entire thing pat. "Funny Face" is just too silly, too tiresome and too meandering for me to actually enjoy.
Audrey Hepburn can't sing for crap (dubbed) but that beatnik dance scene stays with you forever, and the chemistry between her and Astaire makes this a classic.
Great dancing and some iconic songs but not the highlight of either of the two lead's careers. Full review later.
I am no fan of musicals by any stretch, but Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire have always made this a worthwhile movie. It has some pretty amazing sets and an original sense of style. I think the entire movie is worth Audrey Hepburn's dance in the French club, just another example of her ability to completely crush your heart.
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