Yeah, so, I don’t like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” There. I said it.
I know there are some women out there that will hate me for this, but “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is just not very good. Sure, Audrey Hepburn looks amazing in it, and, sure, “Moon River” is a catchy tune, but the movie is not great.
First of all, Mickey Rooney plays an Asian man it is. Come on! Who thought that was a good idea? Very offensive!
Also, Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly is, well, a quirky, annoying twit. Perhaps she is the basis for most romantic comedy heroines: “I’m a quirky, annoying twit, but somewhere out there is man who will love me for my quirky, annoying twit-ness.” (I just described the plot to every romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock.)
David, good buddy Kate and I were watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” last night, and I was struck by how annoying Holly is. If I knew her in real life, I wouldn’t want to know her. I would unfollow her on Twitter. I would unfriend her on Facebook.
Not only is she annoying as hell, she’s weird, too. At one point, she tells her hunky neighborhood played by that guy from “The A-Team” that he looks like her brother. “You remind me on my brother, Fred. Can I call you Fred?” Then she crawls in bed with him. Ummm, weird. Then she calls him Fred throughout the movie, even though she’s romantically involved with him. Ummm, gross.
What am I missing? Why do people love the movie so much? Is it just that Audrey Hepburn is such a fashion icon in it? Should I read the Truman Capote novella on which the movie based? I’m really at a loss here.