Funny Face This mishmash musical featuring recycled Gershwin tunes follows photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) and fashion editor Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson, author of the Eloise books) as… Funny Face This mishmash musical featuring recycled Gershwin tunes follows photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) and fashion editor Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson, author of the Eloise books) as…
Movie on DVD Review

Funny Face 50th Anniversary Edition (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2007; DVD Release Date: Oct 02, 2007; Genres: Musical, Romance; With: Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn

This mishmash musical featuring recycled Gershwin tunes follows photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) and fashion editor Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson, author of the Eloise books) as they whisk dowdy Jo Stockton (Hepburn) to Paris to be America’s next top model. There, Jo does a slinky beatnik dance (Gap ad alert!), dons Givenchy, and falls for Avery. But Funny Face belongs to Thompson, who dances up a storm and makes the whole affair “s’wonderful.” EXTRAS A puff piece on Paramount, but nothing on Thompson? Mon dieu! B

Originally posted Oct 05, 2007 Published in issue #958 Oct 12, 2007 Order article reprints
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