I have to say, this romantic movie is indeed, a classic from the Golden Age of Hollywood. It was made from one of the best directors of all-time, Billy Wilder. Based on the play, Sabrina Fair; Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Fairchild (Aubrey Hepburn), a very shy young woman, who lives with her father, Thomas (John Williams). Thomas works for the Larrabee Brothers, David (William Holden) and Linus (Humphrey Bogart) as their live-in chauffeur. Things become very complex, for Sabrina when David fall head over heels for her, after she spent a year, at a Paris cooking school and returns home, transform, into a glamorous classy socialite. Fearing that David, will ruin their company with his cheating and womanizing ways; businessman Linus, starts to take steps in wooing the young woman, in an attempt to prevent David from destroying an oncoming company merger, and his own marriage. Can Linus, stop David from falling in love, or will Linus end up, falling in love with Sabrina, himself? Watch the movie to find out! Without spoiling too much of the film, I have to say, that I was never a huge fan of love triangle films. I always found them, a bit mean-spirited and wishy washy. The plot isn't that strong, when you think about it. It's kinda weak. First off, it takes forever, for the plot to get going. We have to wait, a long time for Sabrina to get back from Paris. I was really, hoping for a quicker pace. The film drags on, a little too much. Second off, the plot is very shallow. It's really hard to believe, that Sabrina wouldn't get notice. I know, it's based on 1950s standards, but she's way too gorgeous, even in the beginning. I really doubt, she had anything really bad about her, that she would try to commit suicide. Honestly, with the pony-tail, and plain clothes in the beginning. She looks a very attractive normal young woman. She's look like, a girl that I would, have love to date at the time. She's way too beautiful. After all, it's Aubrey Hepburn for goodness sakes. This film has that, shallow, 1999's She's All that, unbelievable in attractive. I really doubt, people were that, thin-headed, back then. Films like this, really lacks in storytelling, because of the weak conflict. They isn't as much drama for the script to work with. After all, they still, pretty damn rich, no matter, what the outcome, is. I really hate, how often ignorance, the 1% are, in this film. It's telling the lower social classes to act rich to get notice. Wow-really wow. How- snobby. I was never a huge fan of 1950/1960's glamour type movies, because I felt that they allow the fashion to be a bit overbearing. It was a bit much in the second half of the film. The glamour really went overboard. I really doubt, going to Paris for cooking school, would make you into a fashion model. I really hatred, what Sabrina has become. She rarely show, any of her cooking skills. In my opinion, the whole idea of her, going to Paris, was just there to push, the fashion onto the masses. The costume designs in this film are more famous, than the story. A lot of people, will probably, remember the dress, Aubrey Hepburn wore in this film, than anything else. I hardly remember, anything else. Don't get me wrong, the costumes are great, but I would have, love for the writing and humor to out shine the look of the film, more. The writing was kinda lacking. One thing, the movie could have, done better, is if the filmmakers allow the film to be filmed in color footage, than black and white. It kinda hurts, the look of the film. Despite, the positive themes that the movie is sending out, everything in this film, looks so gloomy with the black and white footage. There wasn't any good reason for this film, not to be in color. It's not a film noir, after all. It's supposed to be a Cinderella story, so it needs to be in color! This film was Audrey Hepburn's second film, meant to capitalize on her rising popularity from her Academy Award Best Actress win from the 1953's film, Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn does her best, despite being typecast, yet again as another socialite. The acting from her is very top-notch, here. She's very cute, and really shines when she has to. I don't really think she deserve to nominate for Best Actress for this film, but I'm just glad, they didn't play her, as an obnoxious gold-digger-like character like she would later play in other films. The supporting cast is pretty good. William Holden looks and acts like a believable playboy. During production of the film, Hepburn and Holden entered into a brief, but passionate and much-publicized love affair. Meanwhile, Bogart complained that Hepburn required too many takes to get her dialogue right and pointed out her inexperience. Bogart at this time, was very irritable, frail and insecure with himself as romantic lead. He really didn't want to do, it. He only took the role, when first choice, Cary Grant drop out. He didn't get along with anybody, during this film. He thought Aubrey Hepburn was a spoiled brat. He and William Holden couldn't stand each other. He was very ill, and would die, a few years later this film, from throat cancer. Despite that, Humphrey Bogart is great, as the stern, business-driven, older brother. The May-December Romance didn't bug me, as it could had. He wasn't miscast. The music is pretty good from Friedrich Hollaender. I love the use of La Vie en rose. It's match, so well with the film theme. In 1995, the film was remade with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, and Greg Kinnear in the respective roles. It's not that good. Overall: While, the movie has some faults. It's still a great watch. A must watch for any movie lover.
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