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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OZU
Dec 26, 2019

This is my favourite musical besides "Singin in the Rain". There is hardly a dull scene in the entire movie. Beautifully shot and the cast are excellent. Yes Astaire's too old but it's Fred Astaire in a musical! That alone is enough to add 2 stars to any rating. The songs are great especially the surreal "Think Pink". Kay Thompson is a standout as the Vreeland like Maggie Prestcott.

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BKallenbach
Aug 16, 2019

I found this movie had a poor plot line, mostly bland songs and even the dance numbers were nothing great. In my opinion, not worth the time it takes to watch.

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jjd66
Jul 28, 2019

An oldie but goodie.
Classic musical.

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Derringer
Jul 06, 2019

You know, I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why this film was given the title of "Funny Face".

'Cause if I am expected to view Audrey Hepburn's facial features as being "funny", then, the intended humorousness of her looks is, indeed, completely lost on me.

Anyway - 1957's "Funny Face" was yet another one of those typical, ho-hum Hollywood Rom-Com/Musicals from that era that really only came to life during its song & dance numbers.

'Cause, believe me - The romantic angle of this film's flimsy story was so painfully forced and contrived that it was downright demented..... Yep. It really was.

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ManMachine
Jun 22, 2019

IMO - Fred Astaire may have been an incomparable dancer, and he may have even been an adequate singer, too. But, with that said - There was definitely one thing that he was not - And that was a convincing romantic leading man.

And, here in 1957's "Funny Face" - Astaire was 58 years old and his romantic interest in the story was the character played by a 28-year-old Audrey Hepburn.

And, with that in mind - This "absolutely forced" love affair between these two was certainly enough to give this less-than-satisfied viewer a genuine case of the creeps.

All-in-all - I believe that for one to get any sincere enjoyment out of watching "Funny Face" - They would have to be viewing it through the haze of rose-colored glasses.

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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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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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