Breakfast at Tiffany's

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"Audrey Hepburn plays that daring, darling Holly Golightly to a new high in entertainment delight!"
  • G
  • 1961
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.6  (192,156)
  • 76

Breakfast at Tiffany's is an iconic 1961 romantic-comedy film starring the timeless Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a young socialite living in New York City. Set in the early 1960s, the movie presents a glamorous and sophisticated vision of New York City. Holly is an enigmatic character with no apparent past, and a free-spirited attitude towards life. She spends her days shopping on Fifth Avenue, lunching with wealthy socialites, and attending wild parties. Her goal is to find a wealthy man who will marry her, and so she keeps the various men in her life at arm's length. One of these men is Paul Varjak (George Peppard), a struggling writer who moves into Holly's apartment building.

Paul is immediately taken with Holly's charm and beauty, but she repeatedly rebuffs his advances. Despite their initial rocky start, the two eventually become close friends. Holly confides in Paul about her past and her fear of intimacy, and Paul reveals that he is being kept by a wealthy older woman.

As Holly and Paul's relationship deepens, they must face their own individual struggles. Holly's search for stability and love is complicated by her past, while Paul's creative ambitions are hindered by his financial dependence on his patron. Meanwhile, Holly's feline companion, Cat, adds an extra layer of comedy to the story.

Throughout the movie, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly steals the show. She captures the character's charm, vulnerability, and recklessness with grace and ease. Her iconic black dress and pearls look has become an emblem of glamour and timeless style. George Peppard also delivers a strong performance as Paul, bringing depth to the character's longing and unfulfilled desires.

The film's setting, a glamorous and romanticized version of New York City, adds to the allure of the story. The visual elements of the movie, from the stylish apartment decor to the chic wardrobe, contribute to the creation of a film that is both aesthetically pleasing and emotionally engaging.

The movie's soundtrack is also an important part of its magic. The film's signature tune, "Moon River", won an Oscar for Best Original Song, and is often used to evoke the film's wistful, romantic mood. The rest of the soundtrack, composed by Henry Mancini, is equally impressive, capturing the film's themes of longing and unfulfilled desires.

Overall, Breakfast at Tiffany's is an enduring classic that has captured the hearts of audiences for generations. Its timeless appeal lies in its characters, setting, and themes, which all come together to create a movie that is both entertaining and emotionally resonant.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 76.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Where to Watch Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Breakfast at Tiffany's for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
    1961
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 55 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (192,156)
  • Metascore
    76