I am a sentimentalist, a romantic at heart. How is it, then, that I had never seen Roman Holiday before this evening?
This movie has so much going for it, especially the exquisite use of silence. And as opposed to some movies where the actors are used to doing things big so that it will be visible on stage, this movie features things done small. How can Audrey Hepburn, with so little motion, convey the sequence of thoughts going through her character’s head?
The kids enjoyed it as well, judging from the laughter that ran throughout the movie. But for an incurable romantic like me, it was utterly amazing. You can quote me: “Jon says it’s even better than Donnie Darko!”