Funny Face

1957
  |  103 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

FUNNY FACE sees Hepburn cast as Jo Stockton, a bookshop clerk who - surprise surprise - might just have what it takes to be a modelling sensation. After inadvertently being discovered by fashion photographer Dick Avery (Astaire), she is offered the chance to become the next big thing. Initially skeptical of the model lifestyle, Jo only agrees when a trip to Paris and the opportunity to meet her intellectual hero are thrown into the bargain. Cue a series of musical set pieces, a liberal slice of Parisian life, a whirlwind romance and enough glamorous silhouettes to fill a walk-in wardrobe. Heart inevitably wins out over head as Jo pushes aside lecherous philosophers, embraces her role as a fashion icon and finds the man she loves - though not after some catwalk drama and a few near misses. Receiving Oscar® nominations in recognition of its costume design, art direction and cinematography, FUNNY FACE is beautiful - as chic as any fashion film, as graceful as any musical. Featuring Astaire in one of his last great roles and Hepburn at the height of her powers - here, in their only collaboration, both stars are on typically effervescent form.

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