Lengthily charming and a rare period candidate for something that would look better in colour. A greater spring in its step might have spurred it along somewhat but it's as solidly mounted as you'd expect of Wyler with a dutiful ending that burns off some of the preceding winsomeness.
Rewatched it. It's one of my mum's favourite along with Breakfast at Tiffany's and all other Audrey films. It's still as good as I remember, but it's also not really entirely special if not for the stars, and that includes the city itself. Sometimes simple leads to spectacular after all.
3-4. A deceptively tight romantic comedy that doubly subverts the Cinderella model, ceding to naturalism rather than idealism. And of course, Audrey Hepburn is an eminently relatable lead heroine, even to contemporary audiences. This one largely stands the test of time.
What drew me in was Audrey Hepburn starring in it. What kept me watching was her naivety and charm, as well as the sad reality of her position. It is a very insightful take on the royal family, and kind of sums it all up well. The actors are brilliant in it, it is shot beautifully and I fully recommend it. An easy and dreamy watch.