demi adejuyigbe’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Moon River” is one of the best fucking songs ever made. I love that shit, and have since I was a kid. Feels like they knew how much it banged, ‘cause they used it way too often.
The Mickey Rooney shit in this movie is absolutely ridiculous– I always assumed there would have been a “”reason”” in the story for them to have done it, but there truly is not. Could’ve just been a weird white neighbor. Mickey Rooney sat in a makeup chair for way too long every day he worked on this film just because somebody said it and nobody said “no.”
This movie is charming and classically romantic and funny, but the funniest things about it are just how little it cares to stay with all of its funniest, biggest characters. Martin Balsam’s O.J. Berman deserves an entire act. It’s nice to finally see the movie that inspired the personality and life goals of every white woman I went to school with. Interesting that it popularized everything about Audrey Hepburn’s character except falling in love with a truly shitty writer (me)