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Funny Face (1957)

Audrey Hepburn , Fred Astaire , Stanley Donen  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng
  • Directors: Stanley Donen
  • Writers: Leonard Gershe
  • Producers: Roger Edens
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Restored, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004IK30LO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,560 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Funny Face" on IMDb

Special Features

Paramount in the 1950's - Retrospective Featurette
Photo Galleries
Original Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory.

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127 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I love your funny face! Your sunny, funny face!" January 9, 2003
By M. Hart
Format:DVD
In 1957, Paramount produced a very enjoyable musical comedy called "Funny Face", directed by Stanley Donen, and to the music of George Gershwin, Adolph Deutsch, Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe. With a simple plot, the film begins in New York City within the offices of the major fashion magazine named "Quality". Its president, Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson), is determined to find a new way to promote the magazine. In a moment of inspiration, she comes up with the slogan "Think pink," and breaks into song praising the color pink and saying that everything (from women's clothing, soap, furniture, etc.) must be pink. Of course, she "wouldn't be caught dead" in it.
Moving on to another magazine project, Maggie wants to find the perfect spot to photograph one of the magazine's models named Marion (Dovima, who was a major fashion model in the 1950's working closely with photographer Richard Avedon. This was her only film.). An assistant suggests that they go to a bookstore in Greenwich Village to create an intellectual atmosphere. Maggie, Marion, a host of Maggie's staff all in pink and the magazines head photographer, Dick Avery (Fred Astaire), force their way into a dingy, but quiet, bookstore along with all of their equipment. A store employee, Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) protests the uninvited intrusion vehemently, but the "Quality" magazine army locks her out of the store to work undisturbed. After several hours, the "Quality" mob vacates, but the books and store are left in a shambles for Jo to clean up. Dick offers his help to clean the store, but Jo refuses. After Dick leaves, Jo proceeds to sing another wonderful song in the film, "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
Maggie decides that "Quality" must find a real "Quality woman" to represent the magazine and it isn't Marion.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Think Pink! S'wonderful! Songs that are among the many wonderful memories from the classic love story and popular 1957 musical "Funny Face" starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson featuring memorable Gershwin songs, exciting choreography, beautiful fashion and beautiful scenes shot in Paris. "Funny Face" was not just a regular musical of that time, it was a special film that highlights the style of an era and of course, another stunning fashion collaboration between Audrey Hepburn and her designer Hubert de Givenchy. And also bringing together two top tier music talents such as Astaire and Thomas, all three in one film is just fantastic!

The film starts off with publisher and editor of Quality Magazine, Maggie Prescott (Thompson), looking for a new fashion trend. A woman that exhibits beauty and intellect and both Prescott and fashion photographer, Dick Avery (Astaire) decide to look for this woman who can "think as well as they look". So, the two along with the magazine staff visit a bookstore (Embryo Concepts) in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, they meet Jo Stockton, a shy bookstore clerk who also has a passion for philosophy.

Prescott tries to convince Stockton to consider becoming a model for the magazine but she does not want any part of it. But Prescott, quite persistent in having Stockton become this new face, tricks her to bringing books to the offices of Quality Magazine. As Stockton tries to hide from staff, she hides in the film developing room where Dick Avery is working.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Let's give 'em the old bizzazz!" July 31, 2007
Format:DVD
FUNNY FACE is one of the most enjoyable and delightful of Hollywood musicals. Featuring an immortal George & Ira Gershwin score ("He Loves and She Loves", "S'Wonderful", "Let's Kiss and Make Up", "How Long Has This Been Going On?"); the smartly-written screenplay by Leonard Gershe also marks this film with a strong storyline. I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like this movie.

When Quality Magazine invades a pokey Greenwich Village bookstore for a photo shoot, it's the "dowdy intellectual shopgirl" Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) who gets unwittingly discovered. Photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) finds something special in this "funny face" and jets her off to Paris as the new model for Quality's beauty campaign. Of course love comes knocking for Jo and Dick, but not before some marvelous songs have been sung, and showstopping dances have been performed.

Kay Thompson steals the entire movie as the deadpan magazine editor Maggie Prescott. She gets things off to a cracking start with "Think Pink", traipses all over the streets of Paris with "Bonjour Paree"; and also gets a kooky 11 o'clock beatnik routine, "Clap Yo' Hands" (with Astaire). The character of Prescott is a thinly-veiled caricature of noted fashion editor Diana Vreeland; whilst Astaire's role is modelled after photographer Richard Avedon. Fans of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" should keep an eye out for former brides' Virginia Gibson and Ruta Lee, reunited here as two of Prescott's assistants.

Audrey Hepburn's early ballet and dance training came in handy with making FUNNY FACE, her "Basal Metabolism" routine is spectacular (and she sings quite well too). Filmed on location in Paris, the entire movie definitely has the proper European Travelogue feel to it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ugly, misogynist even by the standards of 1957
An early scene in this movie is one of the worst, ugliest scenes in any highly rated movie I have ever seen. Read more
Published 7 hours ago by George Goldberg
5.0 out of 5 stars completely delightful golden age cinema
everything fantastic about golden age cinema is in this film. Script, direction, choreography, score, color and chemistry in the portraying of the characters. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Richard Zeigler
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
I had seen the movie before but thought I would renew my familiarity with this BR release. The BR transfer is gorgeous, colorful and scratch and dust free. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Michael Berry
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie
Movie was very entertaining.and very well done. Audrey Hepburn and Fred are always very good. Very enjoyable and easy to watch.
Published 3 days ago by Ed
4.0 out of 5 stars It was as wonderful as I remembered!
Most movies that I revisit from my teen years turn out not to be so wonderful. I was looking for something that would give me a glimpse of Paris (before visiting there for the... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Nova W Rockwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, old movie
I've seen this several times and it is a good, fun movie but I only gave it 4 stars because the song/dance are a bit long. Read more
Published 4 days ago by MRW
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Face on BLU RAY!!!!!!!!
This is one of my top musicals from start to finish. However seeing it in blu ray has simply blown me away. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Anthony Santamauro
4.0 out of 5 stars "Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige. From now on,...
The greatest obstacle to get past in this movie is the alarming number of times in which they refer to Audrey Hepburn's face as "funny. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Einsatz
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic - Audrey Hepburn is charming opposite Fred Astaire.
I can imagine it was somewhat surreal filming the cafe dance scene - dancing for the great Fred Astaire watching - but AH was great.
Published 11 days ago by ccwells@mac.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray improves on all others
There have been a few reissues along the way and the one previous to this was outstanding but the blu-ray did make it better.
This is my all-time favorite movie musical. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Dennis J. Pauly
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