On The Couch 2011 #15: Roman Holiday May18

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On The Couch 2011 #15: Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday is a perfect example of a movie that makes me feel dumb after I’ve seen it. Not because the subject matter is tough to understand, it isn’t, but because I end up asking myself questions like “How have I never seen this before?” and “Why was this movie never even on my radar until recently?” and “This is Aubrey Hepburn’s first movie?”
I really had no idea this was Audrey Hepburn’s first movie. You wouldn’t think watching it. She comes across as a completely seasoned professional throughout the entire movie.

First movie? Seriously?

Roman Holiday should be used to bolster Gregory Peck’s nomination if anyone holds a Most Charming Leading Man Ever competition. While watching Roman Holiday, I couldn’t help but wish I had the effortless charm that Peck has on display constantly throughout the movie.

Peck’s charm even comes through in still photos.
Okay, time to stop swooning over Gregory Peck.

Italy is definitely a co-star in Roman Holiday. If I were in charge of the Italian tourism bureau, I would be mailing copies of this DVD to anyone who ever inquired about vacationing in Italy.

Ah, the old “ancient stone face has my hand” trick. Works every time…

I feel like Roman Holiday isn’t talked about as much as other movies by Hepburn or Peck, which is a major oversight. It’s a romantic comedy that works on every level and deserves to be seen by more people. I give it my highest possible recommendation.