Will It Ever End?

        In the movie My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor in 1964 and based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 Pygmalion, Audrey Hepburn played the poor London flower girl who was chosen by Mr. Higgins (Rex Harrison) to be a project of his. He made a bet that he could turn her into a proper woman. And a proper woman she became. After hard work, perseverance, and dedication Mr. Higgins (Rex Harrison) was able to teach Eliza Doolittle how to be a proper woman who could successfully conduct herself in a crowd full of royalty.

        The movie My Fair Lady was very enjoyable. Watching Audrey Hepburn act is always a pleasure. However to find out that Hepburn simply lip-synced throughout the majority of the movie was disappointment. Although she did not sing throughout the movie, the music was still enjoyable…to an extent. The movie My Fair Lady took the “musical” aspect too far. The movie was 170 minutes long, and watching the majority of that time full of music was an overload. It seemed as though the entire movie consisted of one or more of the characters singing. At first the singing went along with the movie, and it made the movie more enjoyable; however, as the movie dragged on, the songs became more pointless. It seemed that they sang a song because there was nothing else to do. I found it humorous that they sang more and more as the movie evolved, and the class became more disdainful as this process dragged on. I know those sitting around groaned in disappointment of each additional song.

        I truly enjoyed the content of the movie My Fair Lady; I just wish that the amount of music had been limited to the important scenes in the movie.

Brittany Hall