Funny Face Reviews
The songs were catchy. Though, I didnt care much for the dancing that went with some of them. They felt a bit contrived and too "broadway-esque". It was a bit been there and done that. The solo dance numbers by Audrey and Fred were MUCH better.
Overall, I enjoyed it. But its not my favourite Audrey film.
The musical score is satisfying, though it doesn't include as many Gershwin favourites as one would hope.
And then there is Audrey Hepburn who is as cute as ever & they dare say that she's got a funny face .. I have no comment on that .. if Audrey's got a funny face then there are million who'll have to jump off a cliff !!!
1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. Roman Holiday
3. How to steal a million
5. Funny Face
6. My Fair Lady
7.Love in the Afternoon
8. The Children's Hour
9. Two for the Road
10. Wait Until Dark
Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn
The message of the film is that celebrity and glamor is superior to intellectualism and independent thought, fashion superior to reading, and that it's a woman's sole purpose to look pretty for her man. I kept waiting for the ironic, satirical twist, but it never comes. "Funny Face" is totally straight-faced when it comes to its misogyny. Coupled with a preposterously contrived scene of attempted rape (yup), and you've got a movie that feels dangerously close to anti-women's rights propaganda. It's a shame, because the film is beautifully photographed and the musical sequences are superb. Save yourself some time and just look up Audrey's enchanting dance in the Paris bar on YouTube.
For some the musical could be overly gay which meant back in the 50s overly happy and carefree. It was nice to see it though in the movie, specially the scene at the bar/club so quirky and random moves. Sure it has that sort of Cinderella story but the self expression and the art is certainly put in the movie quite well.