Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2017
This is one memorable classic movie. Holly (Audrey Hepburn’s character) is a woman who lives in a bubble, and she is a complete mess. She is basically a woman who is clueless and naive, and lives in a bubble to run-away from her painful past. She is, as another character put it, a “real phony”, because she actually believes the pretense and thinks that she is free (she doesn’t even dare to name her cat for fear of getting attached to it).
Paul is a man who seems to be living an aimless life. He lives off his sponsor/lover, as he struggles to become a successful writer. He also lives in the apartment above Holly’s. When he and Holly get acquainted, he gets intrigued by her messed up life, interesting quirks and nonstop chattiness. The more he gets to know her, the most inspired he is to write. Soon a desire in him to protect and take care of her, is awakened.
Both Holly and Paul fall in love, this leads Holly to run-away (being so afraid of love/attachment), while Paul instead straightens his life out so he can take care of Holly. Paul doesn’t give up easily on Holly, until he finally breaks through her walls and facade. This movie is a very good romance/drama with quirky/goofy humor and character nuance that shows, instead of tells, the character growth… a lovely movie.