Funny Face

Theatrical Release: February 13, 1957
DVD Release: April 10, 2001
Funny Face
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

Fred Astaire’s inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin’s Funny Face, an airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris that costars Audrey Hepburn. Paris (and Audrey) have rarely looked better thanks to Ray June’s luminous cinematography, and the classic score includes such songs as “S’Wonderful,” “He Loves and She Loves” and the title tune.

Dove Review

This is a musical that brought together two great stars, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire always made dancing look so easy and in this picture he makes it look true. Then add the famous impressionist dance piece that Audrey Hepburn does in this movie and it becomes a true classic. Filled with music, scenes of Paris, and of course romance, “Funny Face” one for all ages.

The amazing thing is the models of today are so much different then what is portrayed in this movie of the 50s. The model did not have to be skinny as a rail and the outfits were actually something some one might wear. Dove awards this classic with the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: None
Violence: Woman is slapped by man; man gets hit on head with guitar and statue.
Drugs: Champagne; smoking of cigarettes.
Nudity: Low cut gowns; women in swimsuits.
Other: None

Info

Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Video
Company: Paramount Classics
Writer: Leonard Gershe
Director: Stanley Donen
Genre: Classic
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair