Friday, February 25, 2011

Love in The Afternoon

Music student Audrey Hepburn falls for aging millionaire bachelor Gary Cooper. Also starring Maurice Chevalier, directed by Billy Wilder.

Well, the film looks gorgeous in black and white, with a classic, understated direction by Wilder, but it's not that fun, really. Hepburn was often paired with actors old enough to be her dad, like Humphrey Bogart and Fred Astaire, here it's Gary Cooper. It's just very hard to root for them as a couple. At the end of the film you just feel bad for Hepburn being stuck with the old geezer. And at over two hours the film feels too long.

1 comment:

  1. c'est vrai que c'était assez étrange de toujours la faire tourner avec des "vieux" acteurs... mais bon, c'était avant tout des stars, peut être un peu vieillissantes !