This movie is ahead of its time. The small cast of great actors make it easy to watch.
I didn't like this movie at all, the star power wasn't enough to work. The little kid needed a smack across the ear for lying. It just didn't work and seem a bit corny. You can't like them all I suppose. Don't bother with this one. Not recommended!
It is hard to really contextualise that this movie was released in 1961. For its time bold. Audry Hepburn, Shirley Maclaine and James Garner were simply amazing. A movie that's stands high on acting and not stunts and pretensions.
Very good movie. An oldie but very good. No special effects, no dazzling music, just fine acting.
Can't go past the classic's worth the watch great story great characters great actors A
A muted, inhibited take on lesbianism and the problems it causes, 1961-style, remembering that was 47 years ago and the writers and directors of the day couldn't actually be specific about what they were talking about. Powerful stuff for its day, tackled with considerable courage given contemporary attitudes. Fine performance from Audrey Hepburn as always; Shirley Maclaine does well too as her character unravels under the pressure. Garner is surprisingly charmless and rather wooden, but then again so is his character. The whole thing does all go on a bit but turns out worthwhile, despite moments when the finger hovers above the fast-forward button.
I am a big Audrey Hepburn fan and I hired this DVD as it is 1 of the few I have never found and add to my personal collection. What a movie - so far ahead of its' time. I'm sure it was a shock to many filmgoers in its day, tackling as it does, themes of sexuality and acceptance. Whilst you can tell they are avoiding words like 'lesbian' due to censorship of the day, nevertheless the love triangle plot is still powerful due to good acting, direction and script. I will deffinately be looking out for a copy for my collection.
I love any Audrey Hepburn movies. This is way ahead of its time. Controversial story line.
Lovely movie. Good story and good lessons.
A powerful and provocative film about what must have been a taboo subject in its day. A classic example of how prejudice and homophobia can ruin peoples lives. Hepburn and Maclaine shine as the victims of evil gossip and lies. I would have liked to have seen the nasty little trouble makers get their comeuppance.