Funny Face

Funny Face ★★★½

The third movie I've seen directed by Stanley Donen. As far as musicals go, the plot of this one is frankly kind of dumb and more than a little shallow, but the music is Gershwin and there are a whole lot of bright colors and also Audrey Hepburn, so it could have been twice as dumb and I probably still would have given it a decent score. This kind of thing appeals to me on a basic level in such a way that it would have to be REALLY bad or really mean-spirited or problematic or something for me to not care for it, but it's got lots of beautiful sets and some funny bits here and there among the fairly predictable 'old musical jokes'. And Audrey Hepburn can sing pretty well! Not saying she ought to have made a career of it, but it's a lot better than some musicals that cast big name actors and made the mistake of not dubbing them over with a better singer. Definitely not the best musical I've ever seen but for what it is it's plenty of fun.

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