13 February 2011
Roman Holiday (1953)
Joe, we can't go running around town with a hot princess!
So basically: Young Princess Ann is on tour across Europe and gets fed up with the strict rules and scheduled life. While in Rome, she sneaks away during the night and comes across Joe Bradley, who reluctantly takes her home with him after she falls asleep on a ledge. The next morning, Joe discovers she is the princess and spends the day with her trying to get a good story for out of her to report to his newspaper.
I love the ending in this film! The plot is very familiar, famous girl runs away and meets a reporter who tries to get a story from her while keeping their identities secret … But, despite that, the characters are new and interesting – and very funny! It’s a cute film with lots of very enjoyable moments. Gregory Peck did bug me a bit in this film, but that is to be expected since I am not fond of him, but Audrey Hepburn does a really good job in her role as the princess!
Ah, yes, I think this film deserves to be on the list!
Ziggi seal of approval!