John and I were going through our videos last night, deciding on what to watch. As I rifled through the DVD’s, I said, “What about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”
“I think I remember the film.”
“Well, that’s the one we’ve got.”
Later, as I write this review, I’m recalling some of the finer details. But, as I recall, I think we both kind of liked it.
This is the first film based on the works of Truman Capote that I have knowingly watched. It’s billed as a comedy, but it’s what I think of as a realistic comedy. It’s a story full of naturally occurring humor that balances out against the moments of drama and tragedy. Audrey Hepburn clearly showed her chops her in the way she portrayed a wild child who goes from place to place and fights the world’s attempts to restrain her at every turn. George Peppard perfectly compliments her and his character’s story is as realistic and touching to watch.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of those movies that I’ve heard about all my life. Like many people my age, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought the song by Deep Blue Something was in the soundtrack, but like the song, the movie has little to do with Breakfast or Tiffany. In fact, Tiffany and Co. plays a very minor role in the film, but is no more or less a character than New York City in 1960, and the rest of the human cast.