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Monday
Dec292008

Sabrina

Sabrina: The Centennial Collection

Starring: Humphrey Bogart , Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams

Directors: Billy Wilder

Run Time: 113 minutes

Studio: Paramount

Buy At Amazon: $17.49

 

Who doesn't love Audrey Hepburn? I mean she just epitomizes Hollywood glamour. This movie is a great example of that wonderful era of the silver screen. Wonderful clothes. A great love triangle with two brothers. A wonderful twist on the Cinderella story.

Here's what Amazon says:

Audrey Hepburn is the delightful young Sabrina, the daughter of a chauffeur who is hopelessly in love with David Larrabee (William Holden), the playboy younger son in the rich Long Island household her father works for. In order to help her forget her woes, Sabrina is shipped off to cooking school in Paris. While there, she befriends a baron who provides a bit of culture--and the encouragement to snip off her childlike ponytail. Upon her return to New York, Sabrina is transformed into a sophisticated woman, and David is entranced by her. However, his older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart) has arranged David's marriage to Elizabeth Tyson in order to seal a business merger and thus must steer David away from Sabrina. To do this, Linus takes on the task of wooing her for himself. Full of great dialogue ("A woman happy in love, she burns the soufflé; a woman unhappy in love, she forgets to turn on the oven") and wonderful performances, this film is a romantic masterpiece.

There aren't so many extras but the movie lends itself to a wonderful evening of entertainment. Not so sure the whole family would  enjoy it (although my 16 year old will pretty much watch anything with me) but grab your daughter or girlfriend and you are all set.

10 out of 10 binkies.

 

 

 

 

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