Great setup for a farce, and mostly well executed, but far too many groaners to bring it down. Truman Capote's piss-poor acting took a lot of the wind out of the sails of many key moments. Chock full of racism, misogyny and homophobia that were a product of the time, but did not age well at all. Sellers was Breakfast at Tiffany's level offensive. Still, it was light, had a great ensemble cast and was short enough to avoid overstaying.
Felt like Cuarón was channeling his inner Fellini. Breathtakingly beautiful. Worth watching for the cinematography alone. This might be the best looking black and white movie I've seen. I loved his reflection trick in the opening credits. Hooked me right away.
The script mainly sets a mood more than it hits beats, although there are some powerful scenes... this style is likely to bore the average movie goer.
Now, I need to catch it in the theater to find out what all the audio fuss is about.