Splashes of vivid color light the way through Stanley Donen's very modern musical. Think pink! commands Miss Prescott, head of Quality Woman fashion magazine, and American women obey--all except Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an intellectual young woman who tries to prevent Miss Prescott from staging a photo shoot in Jo's bookshop. Photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) sees something interesting in Jo's funny face, and soon he's lured her to Paris to model during the day and discuss philosophy in smoky cafs at night. Modeling Givenchy clothes, Hepburn steals the color in every scene, and her funny face enchants all, including Dick and, unexpectedly, the dark and handsome philosophy master whose theories Jo adores.The musical numbers are primarily duets--Jo and Dick glide together in each other's arms, Jo and Miss Prescott find unexpected solidarity in womanhood, and Dick and Miss Prescott cavort in the philosopher's salon--but the most engaging scene is when the three come to Paris, plead exhaustion to one another, then secretly race around the city, singing and dancing and reveling in being tourists.
Product Title: Funny Face [DVD] [Canadian; French]
Power Score: 3.7 | 3 Reviews
Product Reviews (3)
a very heart warming movie that i...
a very heart warming movie that i will always cherish
By katiemack - Oct 27, 2004
It may not be the best movie of...
It may not be the best movie of either one of their careers, but I don't think it's possible to have a bad movie with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. The individual songs and dance numbers aren't memorable but, taken as a whole, the movie is entertaining and likeable.
By finlore - Mar 1, 2002
Funny Face is okay. It is always a...
Funny Face is okay. It is always a treat to see Fred Astaire dance. Audrey hepburn does a fine job as a bookworm turned model.this is not one of the greatest musicals though. There aren't any really good songs in this.As much as I like Fred Astaire, I have seen him in better dance numbers.
By Molfan - Jan 27, 2002