Parents' Guide to

Roman Holiday

By Kathryn McGarr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Delightful classic is perfect for family movie night.

Movie NR 1953 118 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Best RomCom ever!

I've never seen such a lovely pair as Hepburn and Peck! This movie is phenomenal, and one of the best romcoms ever. There are smoking and a little bit of use of deception throughout the movie, but other than that, this movie is so beautiful (as it is set in Rome) and funny! Eddie Albert is also such an amazing addition to the cast, and one of the best acting in the 50s I'ver ever seen!
age 10+

A near perfect film

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This classic film is all about the eye candy. Hepburn (in her debut performance), tall, dark, and handsome leading man Peck, and Rome -- what more could you ask for in a romance? As the princess pretends to be schoolgirl Anya Smith and Joe Bradley pretends to believe her, the two spend the day playing hooky in Rome, Ferris Bueller-style. They are joined by Joe's photographer friend Irving (Eddie Albert), who snaps pictures of the princess without her knowledge. Albert is always a colorful character actor to add to the mix.

Ultimately, Princess Ann faces a dilemma considerably more poignant than any Ferris Bueller might have had. The age old duty-versus-love conflict plagues her as she decides whether she wants to stay with the man of her dreams or fulfill her royal obligations. Kids will have fun watching her journey in Roman Holiday and debating her ultimate decision.

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