I was disappointed to find this film just alright, certainly not worthy of the lavish praises heaped on it. The plot is so ho-hum.
This film hit me completely sideways, reminded me of watching The Apartment, trapped in that 60s phase between clean cut Hollywood and some of the chaos and depravity of the 70s. You can feel the grit and ugliness boiling under the surface. I was a bit lost in the quick-fire dialogue and the jumping plot but this film was something wholly unique.
Could young girls please stop idolizing the desperate bitch that was Holly Golightly? This entertaining but undeserving movie gets lauded far too much in my opinion.
"Poor cat. Poor slob. Poor slob without a name. The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's." http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2010/12/16/holly-golightly
I have to admit Mickey Rooney's performance turned my gut a bit, but otherwise I found this movie exceptional, much better than I remember it (but I watched it when I was little and this movie is not for children). Holly Golightly reminds me of a few women I've known and sheds some light on the internal struggles they hide behind their fun-loving demeanor. She's a very powerful and important character. --PolarisDiB
I really did not enjoy this movie. I didn't like any of the characters, I actually really hated Hepburn in this movie, who cares about this rich girl? Also every one seems to forget about Mickey Rooney's incredibly racist performance, I can usually get past older film's portrayal of race if there is something you can get from the experience (Gone with the Wind) but this is just deplorable and this movie sucks.
She's not rich at all and part of the point is her vacuous adherence to trying to make it rich by marrying into wealth, when clearly she has other problems of happiness that lie under her seemingly glossy exterior. "Who cares..." is answered by "Anyone who bothers to look closely enough," which is the dramatic question of the movie -- if she can look at herself close enough. But I agree Rooney's performance is bothersome. --DiB
A candidate for one of the most misremembered films which has managed to accumulate an undeserved status (largely as a result of sickly ingredients that refuse to coalesce into anything other than froth). Even when viewed through half an open eye, this is little more than candy flavoured, sanitised stodge. Moon River has an obvious charm, despite the winsome strangulation by Hepburn (both ears shut to that one).