Film Review 59: Sabrina

It’s been so long since I wrote a review, I kinda forgot how to write one. Anyway, I decided to write on Sabrina, a lighthearted movie Audrey Hepburn acted in.

In the 50s, star power practically determined how well a movie would do. Sabrina, starring top stars such as Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn, was all set to attract lots of audience. But is the movie really any good? I would say, yes. :)

Sabrina is a fairytale in black and white, a cross between Ugly Duckling and Cinderella. The story follows the transformation of Sabrina Fairchild from a young and shy girl into an elegant and charming lady. Her transformation catches the eye of mega-rich playboy David Larrabee, the man she has loved all her life. Unfortunately, David’s workaholic brother, Linus, has already arranged for David to be engaged to an heiress who is also their business partner. Determined to stick to the plan, Linus plans to get close to Sabrina and then sends her away. However the closer he gets, the harder it is to see her go.

There are few things I love about old movies. First, the plots are usually far less complex than contemporary films. Second, is the background music which keeps playing throughout the movie. It makes everything seems less serious and therefore more entertaining. There’s nothing to dislike about this movie. It is not as memorable as My Fair Lady or Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but definitely is not lacking behind either. There is a remake of Sabrina in 1995 by Sydney Pollack, starring Harrison Ford. Although I haven’t seen it, I doubt it’s as good as the original because I don’t think anyone can quite replace Audrey Hepburn yet. I just hope Hollywood won’t be remaking Breakfast At Tiffany’s anytime soon.

This is a film that most females would delight in, especially if you’re into monochrome films. The guys might enjoy it also, depending on who they watch it with. Lol.

Mel says: 7.8/10


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