Paris When It Sizzles (1964) is not one of the best Audrey Hepburn movies, in my opinion, but a nice option for a cold afternoon.
Story goes like this: the young and very pretty assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him get over his writer’s block. And it all happens in a funny, lovely way, while she’s trying to act out his many versions of possible plots for a new script.
We see one elegant Audrey Hepburn, wearing once again the designs of Hubert de Givenchy and a uber Hollywood-like William Holden trying to find his inspiration in Paris. Oh, and I loved seeing Tony Curtis there, it was just like a Christmas surprise.
The set is beautiful and the script is smart, defining each character very well. I loved all the references to Audrey’s movies – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, very well written.
I guess Paris When It Sizzles was really fun to film and to Audrey was a nice way of spending some quality time in one of her favorite places – Paris.