2021 Blind Spot Series: Roman Holiday
What I knew going in: I had seen parts of the film before.
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is bored on her tour of Europe and sneaks out one night to enjoy herself. She then meets an American expat Joe (Gregory Peck) who at first doesn't recognize her. They spend the following day together.
I've been meaning to "finish" this film for ages. Whenever I watched it before, I always missed the beginning. I had no idea what the circumstances where that Ann ends up sleeping in Joe's apartment, so it was nice to have some context there.
This film is delightful. I can see why Peck was so convinced Hepburn was winning an Oscar after working with her on this. She absolutely shines as Ann. She's innocent, fun, and very endearing. That's pretty remarkable considering early on we meet her having a tantrum. Peck of course is smooth as always. His characters are always so likable.
I really wish this was in color. I know that's a bit sacrilege to say with older films but I would've loved to see Italy in its full glory here. That would be my only "complaint" so to speak. Otherwise, I enjoyed this breezy watch and this is available to steam currently on Amazon Prime.
Memorable Quote: "I haven't worn a nightgown in years." - Joe (Gregory Peck)