There was no way I was going to watch an old black-and-white movie! It took quite a bit of persuasion, to get me to watch the Roman Holiday!
Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Princess Ann or Anya Smith is touring Europe. She is tired of her monotonous royal life, meeting aristocrats and shaking hands with them! One night, she decides to run away from her princess life. It so happens that a few minutes before this decision, she was drugged by the doc so that she would stop acting hysterical and go to sleep. So, a drugged and sleepy Princess goes out and sleeps off on the streets. She is picked by Mr Bradley who takes her home for he finds no better choice! The next day, he finds out who she really is, but only after missing a scheduled interview with a Princess ( that wouldn’t have happened anyway!). No to win a bet, he has to get the Princess’ interview! So that’s what the rest of the movie is about – how Bradley tries to entertain the Princess, Anya’s first holiday, and does Bradley really win the bet!
Simply put, this movie is a must-watch. I hate to accept but it shouldn’t have been so difficult to convince myself to watch this one. (The BW factor did not matter at all!) After all, this movie boasts of multiple Academy Nominations and being on top of many must-watch romantic comedies. Audrey Hepburn looks beautiful beyond words and is a complete Princess in this movie. This is what you call an ever-green movie!
All I missed was a Bollywood ending 😉