The fact that this film is so beloved bewilders this viewer. I find the tales' moral whitewash offensive (let's face it tis pity she's a whore) as much as the racist creation of poor Rooney's character. Even the dishonest denouement rings false as we know the relationship will never work out. Despite all else Hepburn does shine in her iconic turn as Holly Golightly.
This is a film that just gives me so much joy. It's a delightfully quirky comedy, and a rather glamorous-looking one as well. But, it also fleshes out its characters so well, that it also scores a lot of strong emotional moments. However, what really puts the film over the top is Audrey Hepburn. If she truly felt uneasy and miscast, it does not show; this is a confident, precise and absolutely funny performance.