It is iconic, this image of this elegant-looking lady in a little black dress, pearls around her neck, bun atop her head, sunglasses over her eyes. Everyone knows who she is: she’s Audrey Hepburn, and it’s from her role in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Unfortunately, this image was all I knew about the movie, and so I decided to watch the movie.
Before you proceed, please take note that what follows below are my own personal opinions, and is not in any way intended to be a movie review. If anything, it’s a personal reaction.
At the start of the year, I made a goal to watch 10 movies from the IMDB Top 250 list. To be honest, I kind of put it off (Hello, October!) because I was so scared that the movies would be terribly depressing. I make an exception for Criminal Minds, but I digress.
Of the 10 movies in the list, the ones that scare me the most are war movies. So you can imagine how long Schindler’s List was just sitting there, very much available, waiting for me to muster up the resolve to brave through it.
Yes, I admit. I have never watched Notting Hill until recently. I just knew that it starred Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, and had that famous line, “I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.”
I have to confess, though, that I did not like it.