June 02, 2016

#Lilywood - My Hollywood Classic Movie Review of "Roman Holiday"

Film Title: Roman Holiday
Country: USA

Language: English
Directed& produced by: William Wyler
Genre: Comedy Romance
Release Date: January, 1953 (USA)
Runtime: 120 min
Color: Black and White
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

In my first #Lilywood post I wrote about my favourite movie of all time which is Somelike it Hot. My second favourite movie is for sure the comedy Romance Roman Holiday starring the beautiful Audrey Hepburn and handsome Gregory Peck.

If you love Audrey Hepburn than you don’t need to read my review. You just know that the film is a #MustC Movie. If you don’t know Audrey Hepburn (because of your age and generation!) then this review will change your Life. Because Audrey Hepburn is one of those talented actresses of all time. Impossible to replace, hard to forget. A true star, who’s movies will last for generations to come.

Audrey Hepburn playing Ann, an European princess is touring Europe and making a state visit to Rome (Italy) on her latest stop overwhelmed by her full schedule.

Gregory Peck playing Joe Bradley is an American Reporter working and living in Rome. He’s on the verge of getting fired and desperately looking for the next big story to make some cash to buy a one-way-flight-ticket back home to New York.
Two people, two life’s, two destinies that couldn’t be more different. As destiny plays its own game, the two meet under awkward circumstances, which I’m not going to reveal here. However the princess is found sleepy in a park by Joe, who takes her to his apartment for safety not knowing who this helpless young beauty is.
The next morning Joe finds out Ann’s real identity and bets with his boss at the American News Service he will get an exclusive interview with the missing Princess. But romance soon gets in the way, while the clueless and naïve princess – she tries to hide her true identity - is enjoying her little freedom from the royal palace and her responsibilities.
For one day Ann can be a normal girl Anya Smith on Joe Bradley side and do some sightseeing. Going to a barbershop, having an ice cream and drink in an Italian café, ride a motorcycle, visiting a dance ball at St. Angelo’s are her way of escaping from her duties.
Unaware that the secret service is already searching for her she is enjoying light-heartedly the historical places of Rome such as the Colosseum, the Mouth of trust, the Wish Wall and many more places along Joe Bradley and his friend, Irving Radovich (Eddie Albert), a photographer, who’s taking photos for Joes exclusive story with his hidden camera without Ann’s knowledge.
As the day goes by, Joe and Ann start to fall for each other. But due to Ann’s royal duties the chances for a future are questionable! However, as painful as it is Anya realizes that she has to return to the palace, which she does without revealing her true identity to Joe.
On the following day, Princess Ann appears at a delayed news conference, where she surprisingly sees Joe Bradley and Irving Radovich among the members of the press.
The question is will Joe and Irving break Ann’s trust for their benefit? Will there be a happy ending for Joe and Ann?
I highly recommend this wonderful romantic movie especially in these days where true, pure Love, loyalty and trust are very hard to find. This is a perfect “clean” family movie with valuable messages regarding honesty, trust, selfless love and friendship.
The Movie in pictures

nasSima design in beautiful ROME


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