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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)

Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

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Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch overachieving ballerina, coming to grips with her parents divorce and enduring five hard years of living in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II. Audrey then settles in the USA where she tries to make it big as a movie actress and the emotional trials that follow her with it. Written by Matthew Patay

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The dazzling true story of one of Hollywood's great icons See more »

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Rated PG for a scene of violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is actually an avid fan of Audrey Hepburn and admitted she found it very "scary" to be playing her idol onscreen as so was worried her portrayal would not do her justice. See more »

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In the movie Truman Capote complains, that Audrey in the part of Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" get a song. He says: "Call girls don't sing." But in his book, the movie based on, Holly Golightly also sings, so it's unlikely that Capote really said that. See more »

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Truman Capote: [Watching Audrey continually fail to eat the breakfast pastry - in front of Tiffany and Co] See why I didn't want Hepburn for this? She can't eat. Marilyn Monroe is who I wanted. Marilyn Monroe knows how to eat.
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Clueless without Painful
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TV starlet Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn is a casting fiasco. That an actress with small frame and fine facial features was necessary for the generation of TV spawn who have never seen her films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" or "Roman Holiday," was the likely reason Love-Hewitt was selected for the role seems the only reasonable explanation. It certainly was never because of her staggering talent as the young woman extended her range from A to a and got to wear her mother's dresses simultaneously. This is cartoon pablum at best and worst. The excellent character actress, Frances Fisher as Audrey's elegant aristocratic mother wipes Hewitt off the page by just a restrained glance and her considerable talent. Eric McCormick as Mel Ferrar seems a tad too animated and beefy, but it is the remainder of the cast who seem to have only been cast because of their minimal resemblance to known actors such as Gregory Peck and William Holden who are truly forgettable with cause.

Affected and lacking the grace of Ms. Hepburn, this made for TV drama is worthy of a Rassie award for worst of the worst. It is painful to see the memory of Ms. Hepburn reduced to farce. Stick to her films and skip the made-for-TV insult.


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