Funny Face

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"'S Wonderful! 'S Marvelous!"
  • NR
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.0  (32,583)
  • 75

Funny Face is a 1957 musical comedy starring the famous Audrey Hepburn and the legendary Fred Astaire, alongside Kay Thompson in the lead roles. The film is directed by Stanley Donen, and the music and lyrics are written by George and Ira Gershwin. Set in the backdrop of the glamorous world of fashion, the story revolves around a shy bookshop clerk-turned-model and a renowned fashion photographer who team up to create a new an innovative approach to fashion photography.

The plot of the movie revolves around Jo Stockton, played by Audrey Hepburn, a seemingly plain and serious bookstore clerk who is discovered by famous magazine editor Maggie Prescott, played by Kay Thompson. Prescott is looking for a new look for her magazine, Quality, and she believes that Jo is the answer to her problem. Prescott sees Jo's unique and classical beauty, and decides to change her into a model to showcase the new style of clothing she intends to promote.

Jo soon finds herself whisked away from her mundane life into the high-energy world of fashion. She travels to Paris with fashion photographer Dick Avery, played by Fred Astaire. Dick believes that he has found the perfect muse in Jo, and sees something in her that others do not. He finds her to be the missing piece of his puzzle, and together, they embark on a journey to create a new look for the fashion industry. This leads them to various locations and sets where they capture the beauty and grace that Jo possesses.

As Jo begins to blossom from a reserved and introverted girl into a self-assured, confident model, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and charming Dick. While Dick is more interested in creating the perfect photo shoot, Jo sees him as more than just her boss - she longs for him to see her as a woman. Complicating matters is the presence of Dick's long-time love and successful model Marion, who becomes jealous of the attention that he is giving to Jo. Meanwhile, Jo's boyfriend from her old life, the intellectual and bohemian philosopher Professor Emile Flostre, comes to Paris to coax her back to their former life.

The film features some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century, including 'Funny Face,' 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' and 'S'wonderful,' that are performed by the talented cast. Along with these delightful musical performances, the film's cinematography, costume design, and creative direction make the story even more visually appealing.

Overall, Funny Face is a light-hearted and enjoyable musical romantic comedy that is worth watching for its charming leads, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, as well as its stunning visuals and unforgettable musical numbers. It is a true classic that captures the essence of the fashion industry during an era of elegance and sophistication. Anyone who appreciates musicals or romantic comedies will enjoy this delightful film.

Funny Face is a 1957 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 75.

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    7.0  (32,583)
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