Sabrina Film Details
Overview: A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but it’s his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Tagline: …the chauffeur’s daughter who learned her stuff in Paris
Review: The scenario is set up whereby a well to do Long Island Family, with all the social register trappings of success and prominence, wind up purporting their New York societal clout through lavish parties! These parties exude a facade of pecuniary omnipotence from the benevolent aristocracy, via the Larabee family. Amidst all the accoutrement of the wealthy Larabee household, are a chauffeur and his daughter who live above the garage of this domicile which houses eight beautiful cars. Now what? The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) develops a precocious crush on one of the Larabees, David (William Holden). All of this is very natural for a susceptible, barely out of adolescence, emotionally distraught female. She is fixated on a young, good looking, devil may care bachelor of a plutocratic offspring. The initial dilemma for Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) is that David does not really even notice her, however, after she spends two years in Paris, she returns, and, David becomes seriously intrigued with the woman, Sabrina, as opposed to the girl, Sabrina, he knew a couple of years back, whom he never paid attention to. Therefore, Sabrina’s love interest of idealism with David has resonated to fruition, thus making Sabrina’s childhood heart throb,her potentially significant other.. “Isn’t it Romantic?” (Just like the song which was ubiquitously playing throughout the film). So, what’s the glitch to this entire panacea? Meet the brother.. Linus,(Humphrey Bogart), and now, for Sabrina, it becomes a proverbial instance of choosing between impetuous passion vs debenture bonds. At first, the fiscally responsible brother, who is running the Larabee empire, Linus Larabee, (Humphrey Bogart) escorts Sabrina around, only in a perfunctory capacity as a result of David’s hapless absence. Invariably, a relationship manifests itself between Linus and Sabrina, (Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart), however, it does not involve hanky-panky, it merely entails a largess of candid conversation: The gist of these conversations being along the line of ” You saved me from being ravaged by carbon monoxide”: “All I can think about is the plastics’ merger”: “I can make a soufflé out of oyster crackers”: “What’s French for where’s my sister’s yellow pencil?”: “Paris is the city for lovers, that’s why I spent only 35 minutes there”; and finally, “If you caught in the rain in Paris, leave your hat and umbrella at home”. Sabrina is afflicted by an impressionable infatuation, for David, and for Paris, however, the acutely insightful reality pertaining to the relationship she has with Linus, (Humphrey Bogart) ultimately puts infatuation in its proper perspective. Romance games lose out to the auspicious necessity of cultivating a simple human understanding of one another. Such a characteristic is an indelible element in human behavior which establishes the ultimate foundation for true love! This film, “Sabrina”, contains a wealth of talent both on and off the screen. It stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and Wiliam Holden. Writers and directors are listed as follows: Samuel Taylor (Writer of the stage play, “Sabrina”) Ernest Lehman (Known for works such as; “North By Northwest”, “The Sweet Smell of Success” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”) and last ,and most importantly: Billy Wilder (Known for a bevy of classics, including “Sunset Boulevard” and “Double Indemnity”). This film is a fabulously witty romantic comedy! The remake with Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear was testament to the fact that “Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery”. When it comes to the precarious remora of relationships, many encompassing aspects include; money, intense lovemaking, and dangerously idealistic cavorting.. “Isn’t it Romantic?”, Yet, when it comes to truly being in love: “Isn’t it Utterly Human?”. I give this film: Five Stars- An absolutely, emphatically, perfect ten flick!
Country: United States
Language: English, French
Duration: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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