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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Adoring documentary chronicles Hollywood icon's whole life.

Movie NR 2020 90 minutes
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age 8+

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age 8+

Great movie

Amazing movie! Left me feeling very inspired.I have only watched one Audrey Hepburn movie (my fair lady) and still loved agin just really inspiring.

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This sweet, informative chronicle of a true Hollywood legend highlights the many ways in which Hepburn's legacy lives on in Hollywood and popular culture. The film's structure is somewhat unoriginal -- it's told in straight chronological order, from Hepburn's birth in Belgium and the hard years of World War II to her time as Hollywood's "It Girl" and beyon, up to her death at age 63 in Switzerland. The film concentrates on some of Hepburn's biggest roles and movies -- Roman Holiday, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Sabrina -- but by no means all of them (there's no mention of Charade, the controversial Children's Hour, or Two for the Road).

Hepburn's marriages get a lot of screen time, particularly her first union to fellow actor Mel Ferrer. There's also an interesting segment about Hepburn's relationship with Hubert Givenchy, with whom she had a close personal friendship. Their collaboration led to some of the most famous looks in 1950s and '60s Hollywood -- most iconically, the pink-caped dress in Funny Face and the "little black dress" she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Because Audrey's biggest contributor is Hepburn's oldest son, Sean, and he has only positive, beautiful things to say about his mother (as does pretty much every subject), the film almost feels more like a 90-minute tribute than a documentary. But that's OK, because Hepburn really is a fascinating subject -- a huge movie star who gave up the Hollywood life early to dedicate herself to family and philanthropy.

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