When you play a movie icon, expect the critical brickbats to fly. Sweet Hewitt does her best in the title role (Hepburn's her longtime idol) but it's all surface gloss. Bio covers 1935 to 1960 as Hepburn deals with family crises (dad's a two-timing Nazi sympathizer who abandons his family), war years in Nazi-occupied Holland, Hepburn's beginnings as a dancer in England and her first small roles. Then it's onto New York and the world of theatre and films. Along the way there's a little romance, a marriage to actor Mel Ferrer (McCormack), and various re-creations of some Hepburn movie roles.
Uncovering a legend queenmango at 2009-07-22 11:47:49
If you like Audrey Hepburn enough to want to know what her life before and into the movies was like this is a good movie to watch. She was stunning little girl and this movie is a better way than reading a book to find out how she got where she did. I mean would the beautiful actress have wanted you to find out through a movie wrather then through a cheap magazine.
Was it well made? No. Its cheap but the purpose is not for it to be a blockbuster. The purpose is to expose a legend.