Saturday, June 4, 2011

It's National Crime Prevention Week. Take a burglar to dinner.

What can I say about How To Steal A Million that hasn't already been said?



Well, frankly, nothing. I loved it and there seems to be few ways to praise something with originality.

I have to admit that I avoided it for a while. I sometimes avoid movies that I want to like but am afraid I won't like (Sullivan's Travels, Meet John Doe, Dinner at Eight). I would read reviews of the film and think, I'd probably really like this, and then I'd watch the trailer and think, oh maybe not. And then I would shuffle it down the queue. Anyway, I finally decided to be bold and try it.

I think I've been starving myself for a treat. Because it was a-mazing!! Such a brilliant movie! It's so happy, so funny, so charming, so beautiful, so romantic. So great! Again, I don't think I can say anything that hasn't already been said by other bloggers: I love Audrey Hepburn, I love Peter O'Toole, I love the costumes, I love the dialogue, I love the location. I just loved it.

And now I have to buy it. Well, okay, not now per se as I'm trying to save up, but now I want to buy it.

4 comments:

  1. This movie is complete and utter perfection.

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  2. I've always wanted to see this too. I think it's the one Audrey film I still need to watch :)

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  3. I loved this one, too. So fun. And on a side note, it was a treat to see Audrey with someone her own age for once.

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  4. @Rachel - word!! She had so much better and more believable chemistry with Peter O'Toole than with her older costars!!

    @Sally - I think I got my (new) copy on Amazon for only like $10 (including shipping) from one of their sellers, Movie Mars (http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=A2BA4D4U3M3NVW). Not bad!!

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