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The Audrey Hepburn Story
The Audrey Hepburn Story
Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht, Peter Giles
Director: Steven Robman
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Television
PG     2000     2hr 13min



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Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht, Peter Giles
Director: Steven Robman
Creators: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pierre Letarte, Steven Robman, Kay Hoffman, Kimberly Rubin, Robert Greenwald, Marsha Norman
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Genesis, Classic Rock, All Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/11/2000
Original Release Date: 03/27/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 03/27/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 13min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, German

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Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 5/9/2021...
I thought Jennifer Love Hewitt did a great job portraiting such an iconic legend as Audrey Hepburn. I found the story of her life fascinating.

Movie Reviews

Better Than Expected Portrayal
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Frankly, I came to this film expecting to find fault and to be a detractor. After all, how could someone have the temerity to attempt to portray Audrey Hepburn, one of the ethereal luminaries of the screen. I fell in love with Audrey Hepburn when I was 12 years old and saw her in Sabrina in 1954; I remained in love with her for the rest of her life. Consequently, I doubted that any mere mortal could do justice to this role, especially Jennifer Love Hewitt, who had not be known for major dramatic performances. However, I must concede that I was pleasantly surprised.The performance was quite convincing and believable. Hewitt had Audrey Hepburn's voice and a number of her mannerisms down quite well, and also conveyed some of the fragility of her personality. On balance, I found the film quite satisfying and enjoyable."
Incomplete, inaccurate, ultimately unnecessary
R.C.G. | 01/04/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"1. Movies like this live or die on their portrayal of the famous people in them. Jennifer Love Hewitt worked hard to "get Audrey down" (and was wildly overpraised for it in TV Guide and elsewhere), and while she got by (maybe), the actor playing William Holden was barely adequate if that, the actor playing Gregory Peck terrible. Similar portrayals, from OK to lousy, run through the movie. NO ONE was very good, or even good. 2. I heard Truman Capote speak in 1973. He was still complaining that Marilyn Monroe was not cast in Breakfast at Tiffany's. This movie seems to say that, after the alley scene that ends Breakfast, Capote fully accepted Audrey. Why would they change that fact unless it was to enhance Hewitt's presumption that she could really play one of the great film actresses? 3. A three-hour running time (including commercials) and they could only get to 1961, then just tack on some film of the real Audrey late in life? Who invested in this. Conclusion: worth seeing if you have time to kill; decidedly not worth buying."
I wish it was better...
Daniel G. Berk | 12/21/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I was not a huge Jennifer Love Hewitt fan before I saw this film and my opinion stays the same after seeing it. I don't think Hewitt looks anything like Audrey, except for having brown hair and brown eyes. Plus her attempt at an accent was completely over-the-top.But my fault with this film is not with Jennifer Love Hewitt; she should have never been cast in the role of Audrey Hepburn in the first place. Which brings me to the true problem with this film - the production. The story is not entirely historically accurate to Audrey's life: portions are missing, costuming is wrong, and the movie ends abruptly with Breakfast at Tiffany's which was debatedly the pinnacle of Audrey's film work but certainly not the end of her story. There are so many valuble resources on Audrey's life that there is no reason for it to not be correct; this is just the result of shoddy, underbudgeted, made-for-TV filmmaking. I believe you shouldn't do anything halfway and that is exactly what has been done here.If she saw this film, I think Audrey would graciously thank the producers for considering to do a movie about her life, while secretly wondering why half of her life is absent. These are my feelings as well. I look towards the day when we can see a well-budgeted, major motion picture about Audrey Hepburn's life. Until then, The Audrey Hepburn Story will have to do - but I think I'll read a biography instead."