Another Classic I Haven't Seen Yet #22 - Sabrina (1954)
|"I'm sorry, doll. I'm usually knee deep in mystery and suspense by now..."|
Hepburn and Bogart. What can go wrong?
It got dark as hell early on, Sabrina trying to off herself because rich guy #1 didn't like her and she didn't want to be shipped off to Paris for glorified Home Economics classes. Rich guy #1's brother, Rich guy #2 (Bogart) saves her from her attempt.
When she gets back from Paris all growed up, both rich guy #1 and #2 are like "dayum!!". I guess she became attractive back then because she could now cook? Then, it becomes a prototypical rom-com.
All joking aside about societal norms of the 50s and whenever the play was written, it was a well acted and beautifully shot film. Hepburn was awesome as always, William Holden (rich guy #1) was great as a rich asshole Playboy, but Bogart seemed bored. It was almost like he was waiting for someone to beat down or stalk with a drawn pistol like in the rest of his films.
It was good overall. I just wish Bogart's attempt at not typecasting himself went off a little better.