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Sabrina

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Sabrina
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The daughter of the chauffeur returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons.

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Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2001
ISBN: 0792172108
Branch Call Number: SABRINA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Dec 15, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 1954 American romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the screen from the play: "Sabrina Fair."
Sabrina attends culinary school in Paris, and she returns home as an attractive and sophisticated woman.
However, the film doesn't show her change except for her fashionable dress.
She seems to me the same as before.
How come David cannot recognize her.
Here comes the first suspension of disbelief.
David is an oft-married, idle playboy, crazy for women.
David's workaholic older brother, Linus, recognizes David's attraction to Sabrina and fears that David's imminent marriage to Elizabeth Tyson may be endangered.
If the engagement is broken off, it would ruin a great corporate deal between the Larrabee business and Elizabeth's very wealthy father.
Linus confronts David about his irresponsibility to the family, the business, and Elizabeth, but David is unrepentant.
Linus then tries to distract Sabrina from David by drawing her affections to himself.
Later, David shows up at the board meeting and declares that he's decided to marry Elizabeth after all.
As a result, Linus finally recognizes his own feelings for Sabrina, and rushes off to join her on the ship, and they sail away together to Paris.
Here comes the second suspension of disbelief.
Linus is such a cool-headed, if not cold-headed, executive that he would never rush off to the ship as depicted in the movie.
Well, it is a modern-day Cinderella story after all.

Dec 13, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Billy Wilder’s sparkling romance follows the travails of Sabrina Fairchild, a lowly chauffeur’s daughter with a lifelong crush on David Larrabee, the devilish playboy son of her father’s multi-millionaire employer. Ignored by David and gently admonished by her dad who warns her not to reach for the moon (the unspoken American caste system is alluded to throughout), Sabrina reluctantly moves to Paris to study cooking. Two years later she returns a more sophisticated and confident young lady, a fact not lost upon David who immediately sets about wooing her despite being engaged to a sugar cane heiress as part of a marriage-of-convenience scheme concocted by his older brother Linus. Compared to David’s wild and carefree nature Linus is all corporate meetings and stock market quotes, so when his younger brother’s dalliance with the hired help’s daughter threatens to topple his plans Linus takes it upon himself to drive a wedge between the would-be lovers. But love knows no bounds and even as Linus experiences a change of heart he also realizes he may have feelings for Sabrina himself leading to difficult decisions all around. While the story may read like a copy of True Love magazine, Wilder’s deft direction and Audrey Hepburn’s charming performance keep things somewhat credible. William Holden’s portrayal of David Larrabee is just the right amount of dashing good looks and careless spontaneity, the perfect foil to Hepburn’s reserved zeal. If only it were easier to overlook a miscast Humphrey Bogart’s wooden performance, dumpy demeanour, and grandfatherly wrinkles. But this is a fairy tale romance after all, filled with moonlit nights and champagne kisses all backed by an ubiquitous orchestral score. “I’ve stopped reaching for the moon…” says a dreamy Sabrina to her doting father, “…and decided to let the moon reach for me.” And they all lived happily ever after.

Jul 10, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A lovely romantic comedy.

Jul 10, 2014
  • midnight_fleur28 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful movie. Very sweet. Has an All Star Cast, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. This is a must see for sure. The characters and plot are very intriguing

Jun 28, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What an all star cast with William Holden, Humphrey Bogart and the lovely Audrey Hepburn. Billy Wilder directed this romantic comedy and it is one of the best of it's kind. Character actor John Williams as the butler stands out in every scene he is in. You can guess the story line. We have two men in love with the same woman. William Holden plays a unique part as a rich playboy. Humphrey Bogart looks debonair as wealthy businessman. Audrey Hepburn is so cute and acts so innocently, it captures your heart right away. We want her to be happy, but which man can do that for her. I won't ruin it for you. This is just one of Billy Wilder's best films and that is saying something!

great movie. bogie kissing a young audrey was creepy those blood shot eyes.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic!

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

With Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden you really can't go wrong. This movie has a great cast wonderful acting and a stellar script. I would recommend everyone see this movie at least once in their lifetime.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't enjoy this as much as the 1954 version but come on that one had Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden I mean you can't do much better than that. Anyhow this is still a decent movie and is definitely worth a watch. I would recommend this to fans of romantic comedies.

Dec 03, 2011
  • rslade rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great love story, and well played. Good story, good dialogue, some humour. A very pleasant evening, terrific date movie. Interesting that this is one time that both the original and the remake both work equally well, albeit in different ways.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Baron St. Fontanel: A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Thomas Fairchild: He's still David Larrabee, and you're still the chauffeur's daughter. And you're still reaching for the moon.
Sabrina Fairchild: No, father. The moon is reaching for me.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Professor: Bonjour, mesdames et monsiuers. Yesterday we have learned the correct way how to boil water. Today we will learn the correct way how to crack an egg. Voilà! An egg. Now, an egg is not a stone; it is not made of wood, it is a living thing. It has a heart. So when we crack it, we must not torment it. We must be merciful and execute it quickly, like with the guillotine.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sabrina: You probably don't believe in marriage.
Linus Larrabee: Yes, I do. That's why I never got married. David, however, believes in the tooth fairy.
Sabrina: That's why I like him.
Linus Larrabee: Well, I like him too. As a matter of fact, I love him. I just don't know what to do with him.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sabrina: More isn't always better, Linus. Sometimes it's just more.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Linus Larrabee: Listen, I work in the real world with real responsibilities.
Sabrina: I know you work in the real world and you're very good at it. But that's work. Where do you live, Linus?

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Jul 05, 2014
  • midnight_fleur28 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2012
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Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

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