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I've had to suspend belief a lot over years of film watching. Dinosaurs being brought to life with frog DNA, Superman turning back time, even someone surviving a nuclear bomb by hiding in a fridge, but I will never be able to suspend belief enough to be convinced that normal people would be able to find Audrey Hepburn "funny looking".
The 30 year age difference doesn't make this a very believable romance, especially because Astaire and Hepburn are so mismatched in attractiveness to begin with.
Then on top of that, his character is an insecure, controlling prick, and the only way the script could save itself was by turning his obviously superior romantic rival into some kind of rapist.
An absolute delight from start to finish! Loved it!
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This movie ranks #27 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
This movie ranks #228 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #304 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #321 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #397 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #540 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?