Funny Face

Funny Face

DVD - 2007
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A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and is transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781415734971
1415734976
Branch Call Number: DVD FUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

The lovely and talented Audrey Hepburn made two musicals in her lifetime and I much prefer this one to My Fair Lady. I am completely shocked at the number of reviews saying this movie is a bore. I absolutely love it! It's colorful, funny, full of wonderful dancing and catchy songs and is very well done. Audrey was an aspiring dancer before life took her in a different direction, and here you can see her living her dream; dancing in the Basal Metabolism scene in the club and sharing a romantic dance or two with the incredible Fred Astaire. Audrey and Fred aren't the ideal couple but here their pairing works much better than Audrey and Gary Cooper in "Love in the Afternoon". It's not really meant to be a romantic comedy. Just a film about an ordinary bookstore employee who finds herself the subject of a major fashion magazine enterprise, with the help of a charming photographer. A major plus in this film is that Audrey does her own singing. Those who are familiar with My Fair Lady, knows that the same cannot be said for that film, which is a shame because Audrey has a lovely singing voice.

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matcat44
Mar 04, 2019

Was going to watch just for the musical numbers but had to wade through too many very dated scenes. Fred Astaire the best dancer ever, but no way could there be romance with beautiful Audrey.

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robinandrews10
Feb 28, 2019

A light and happy film that is fun to rewatch on a rainy day.

LPL_SarahM Jan 27, 2019

I watched BlacKkKlansman and Fahrenheit 11/9 on the same day and needed something light and fluffy to set my gaze upon after. A gorgeous film! The relationship between Hepburn and Astaire isn't *quite* believable but I didn't really care that much after watching them dance around the beautiful Paris backdrop.

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SusyHendrix
Sep 05, 2018

No this movie is not a wellspring of depth, but it doesn't need to be. If you love musicals, Audrey Hepburn, and Fred Astaire, you'll have a good time with this one.

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Nursebob
Jul 04, 2018

Although buoyed by a few hummable Gershwin melodies and some lively dance numbers (Hepburn twerks it out beat-style in a smoky nightclub while Astaire does what he does best) this remains pure widescreen fluff that’s easy on the eye then quickly forgotten. The camp humour and 50s decor is pure kitsch, the Parisian backdrops suitably dreamy, but the forced love affair between Hepburn and Astaire (thirty years her senior) is awkward at best.

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ThomasJWhiting
Oct 25, 2016

GREAT DVD of 1957 film musical of 1927 Broadway musical by George and Ira Gershwin. Fred Astaire was in that production, too.
Yes, it has been dramatically revised but the Stanley Cohen and Eugene Loring staging and choreography are terrific. I particularly enjoyed Kay Thompson and Fred Astaire (with his fake beard) doing the 'Clap Yo' Hands' dance sequence. That Kay has a lot of 'bozazz' (boppish flavor of pizazz?).
And the cinema film of Paris locations is great!

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grsnovi
Aug 18, 2016

Old disk full of scratches didn't play all the way through.

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JoaBiblio
Jul 05, 2016

Too big the age difference between the characters.
Prefer better "Breakfast at Tiffany" and "Sabrina" probably better plots too.
Beautiful scene at the Louvre though.

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LadySade
Jun 06, 2016

Ever so often, I decide to watch the movies categorized as "classic musicals". I really like the singing, the dancing and especially the fashion! For the latter, this did not disappoint. I feasted my eyes on gorgeous outfits which Hepburn and other supporting cast displayed. The movie tried hard to convince us of romance between Hepburn and Astaire, but they were a sad mismatch and could not generate an iota of chemistry. This film is decent enough for the vintage fashion enthusiast but it cannot be anything above 3 stars.

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nadian Feb 28, 2010

Every girl on every page of Quality has grace, elegance, and pizazz. Now what's wrong with bringing out a girl who has character, spirit, and intelligence?
That certainly would be novel in a fashion magazine.

nadian Feb 28, 2010

She put herself in your place - all you have to do is put yourself in her place, and you're *bound* to bump into each other in somebody's place.

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nadian Feb 28, 2010

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