Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

DVD - 2008
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"Mr. Wyler and his associates have fashioned a natural, tender, and amusing yarn..."--New York Times
"...a classic..."--Boston Globe
A princess bored with her official visit to Rome slips away and plays at being an 'average Jane'. A reporter discovers her little charade and decides to cash in with an exclusive story. Before they know it, love calls. Includes bonus features.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
ISBN: 9781415744178
1415744173
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY ROM
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 118 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Booksss14
Nov 11, 2017

Aw, this was so cute! I loved it! Beautiful bitter-sweet film....

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smurglet
Aug 26, 2017

My favourite movie ever. I could watch it again and again.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 24, 2017

A European princess falls for an American reporter when he finds her asleep on a park bench, on her trying to get away from her stressful life and him deciding on either his work or possible romance. Featuring Audrey Hepburn, and Gregory Peck in this black and white drama, it won three Academy awards and a golden globe.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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davidyoder
Mar 26, 2017

Great movie and lots of humorous scenes. Loved Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in this charming movie. Pretty tasteful compared to other Italian movies with surprise scenes.

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Nursebob
Aug 11, 2016

Winning Oscars for costume design, writing, and best actress for a relatively unknown twenty-four-year old Audrey Hepburn, director William Wyler's wistful romantic comedy has found its way onto many "best of" lists including Steven Schneider's "1001 Movies to See Before You Die" and the American Film Institute's "Greatest Genre Films". Filmed in gauzy B&W, Wyler's bittersweet tale of improbable love revels in amour while at the same time keeping one foot firmly fixed in reality. For all his acting prowess Peck never could play a convincing romantic lead but this shortcoming is hardly noticeable as Hepburn lights up the screen with every appearance, her delicate beauty and sense of grace giving the entire project a heart of pure enchantment. Dreamy, playful, but not without a note of sadness, this is one bit of old school romance which has withstood the test of time.

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emilyk5
Jun 14, 2016

As one that is quite skeptical of black and white movies, Roman Holiday brought me to love these movies. I'm not sure if it is the charming, easy to love character of Audrey Hepburn or just the brilliance of the story that initially brought me to love this movie. The storyline is one that all people easily fall in love with, as I believe that all people really want to see what a princess wants to do with her life! For those who still don't know whether this movie is one to watch, just remember, it's a classic and is also Blair Waldorf's favorite movie. You simply cannot go wrong with this movie.

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jfoxbooks
Mar 30, 2016

One cannot praise this film enough -Hollywood at it's best

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Charlie68
Dec 22, 2015

A beautiful princess gets away from palace life and live one day as a ordinary person. The beauty of Audrey Hepburn sets off this movie and makes it worth watching.

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Slys65ss
Dec 16, 2015

This is movie making at it's finest. Filmed almost entirely in Rome, which was a first for it's time. This film is truly a national treasure. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are delightful. She couldn't be any more beautiful and he couldn't get any more handsome. Charming, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful all at the same time. Loved it!

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mswrite
Dec 11, 2014

If all this film had going for it was the sparkling chemistry between the handsome Gregory Peck and the luminously lovely Audrey Hepburn it would still earn five stars. It has more, including great Rome location shots and a nice turn by Eddie "Green Acres" Albert as Peck's good-natured, conniving buddy.

But ultimately the film belongs to Hepburn, starring here in her first major role. She is simply wonderful and she would be wonderful in many more movies to come. Audrey Hepburn had a rare quality of love, so that when she gazed adoringly at her co-star with those big and very expressive brown eyes you not only believed she loved him, you fell a little in love with him too. Even actors who seemed oddly miscast, like her "Sabrina" co-star Humphrey Bogart--with whom reportedly she did not get along--or Gary Cooper, who was just a tad too old for her in "Love in the Afternoon." (Cary Grant was born to play both those roles and proved it in 1963's charming "Charade.")

If you've never seen this movie and have wondered what all the fuss was about the late great Audrey, find a copy of "Roman Holiday" and prepare to be dazzled. There's a reason this movie has been imitated endlessly over the years.

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Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

Princess Ann: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual.

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