In summary, the movie is about a socialite played by Audrey Hepburn who develops a friendship with her neighbor. Both of them have issues. However, Paul (the writer/neighbor) sees the true vulnerable girl behind the party girl exterior and they slowly fall in love.
I think the problem I have with this movie is that I don’t really like Holly, the character Audrey plays. Maybe the director and screen writer made the character that way. She was a gold digging, liar….with a heart of gold? Ummm…yeah I guess I didn’t really feel that way. Her neighbor Paul can do better. Oooo I just said that!
Although I didn’t really fall in love with the movie, maybe you might like it. It has some romance and is a period movie from the Post World War II era. So the clothing, dialogue and characters of that time are interesting to watch. For example, the Asian landlord is clearly played by a regular American Joe with thick black rimmed glasses and false teeth (an extreme stereotype of Asian folks back in the days). What does that say about that era in movie making?
Update: 11/27/11- I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s last night again, I still didn’t like Holly. As a matter of fact I liked her even less this time. She comes off even crazier the 2nd time around. Sorry, but this will not be a classic on my list of movies :/