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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Steven Robman

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Marsha Norman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Audrey Hepburn
Frances Fisher ... Ella van Heemstra
Keir Dullea ... Joseph Hepburn
Gabriel Macht ... William Holden
Peter Giles ... James Hanson
Emmy Rossum ... Young Audrey Hepburn (ages 12-16)
Eric McCormack ... Mel Ferrer
Seana Kofoed ... Kay Kendall
Michael J. Burg ... Truman Capote
Stéphane Archambault ... Marcel
Joan Copeland ... Cathleen Nesbitt
Marcel Jeannin ... Givenchy
Adam MacDonald ... Nick Dana
Mark Camacho ... Tiffany's Cab Driver
Sarah Hyland ... Audrey Hepburn (at 8 years old)
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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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a scene of violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

27 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Audrey Hepburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Hepburn finally reunites with her father, she leaves estranged. In reality, she maintained in touch with her dad until the end of his life. See more »

Quotes

Audrey Hepburn: [after receiving an Academy Award] I would like to thank my mother, who taught me to stand up straight, sit erect, use discipline with wine and sweets, and only smoke six cigarettes a day.
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References Charade (1963) See more »

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A portrait of an exceptional girl.
25 November 2002 | by Cipher-JSee all my reviews

Many actresses have "played" the ingenue role, but Audrey Hepburn "was" that role. Modern audiences tend to be rather jaded about such things, and for good reason. No sooner do we discover some seemingly innocent yet precocious girl on the screen, who wins our hearts, but her mug is in the tabloids, all painted up like a tart, and involved in some sordid situation. They pretend they aren't role models, just actresses "playing" role models, but Audrey Hepburn was what she was both off-screen and on.

To the "youth" audience of today, with its Winona Ryders, and for that matter Jennifer Love Hewett, an Audrey Hepburn must seem as remote and irrelevant as a Shirley Temple or Mary Pickford. Yet Audrey personified something sadly missing in these starlets of today - something decent and respectable, unwilling to appear cheap and sleazy. Perhaps through this excellent portrayal of her life, younger audiences will discover that, at least to Audrey, an actress could be "more" than just another painted-up, tinsel-town puppet.

The characterization of Audrey, as portrayed by Hewett, is so perfect that one wonders how anyone like that could ever have pulled it off. To the minutest detail of every look, word and nuance of Audrey Hepburn, she gives a thoroughly convincing rendition. Too bad some of the depth didn't rub off along with mastering the surfaces. The only critical comment is that the film was obviously made for television, with rather jarring breaks to allow for commercials. These are not there for the recorded version, and hence just when we get in the mood for one scene, we are jolted into another. The result seems hacked up and butchered. That's a minor complaint for an otherwise outstanding film, however.


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