Breakfast At Tiffanys

Theatrical Release: February 11, 1997
DVD Release: August 10, 2001
Breakfast At Tiffanys


Based on Truman Capote’s novella, this is the story of a young, jet- setting woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is being kept by a wealthy, older woman, but wants to be a writer. She is working as a high-priced escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. The opening scene has her window-shopping at Tiffany’s at six in the morning, after being up all night on a date.

Dove Review

This is a true classic of its time. With Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, and Paul Varjak, played by George Peppard, their performances compliment each other. Holly is a socialite want-a-be and party-goer who is looking for the wealthy sugar daddy to marry. Paul is a writer but also the plaything of a wealthy older married woman. The two of them are in it for the money. This is a classic and nothing is shown on the screen, but due to the undertone of what the two are doing, Dove cannot award our Dove Seal to this film.

Content Description

Sex: Sexual innuendos; assumed sexual act that man gets paid for; unmarried couple in bed together.
Language: D-1
Violence: Woman trashes apartment, and steals from store.
Drugs: Smoking; alcohol consumption; woman intoxicated; main character intoxicated.
Nudity: Skimpy dress on women.
Other: Woman lies about her identity; woman is paid money to be "escort"


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: Martin Jurow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 115 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe