On a normal night, anything that might be construed for a 'romantic comedy' is just about the last thing I'm going to consider wanting to sit back and watch for the evening. I do, however, have a weakness for Audrey Hepburn and her consistently adorable characters, one of which was her leading role in the 1954 movie Sabrina along side Humphrey Bogart. That pairing of actors alone is enough to cement my love for that movie, but the loose plot is something else I have a weakness for; a hopelessly dorky/underdog leading character with a good ending. The story follows Sabrina, the daughter of a wealthy family's chauffer, and her deep obsession with the family's youngest son David. Sent to Paris by her father to grow up and get over him, by the time she returns to America she has, of course, grown into an eye-catching young woman.
I selected the 1995 version of Sabrina because I really am so picky on the contemporary side of the romantic comedy category; but this one has Harrison Ford! He's just charming enough to get me into just about any movie, even if he is taking over Bogart's role. I wasn't as thrilled with the lady they chose for Hepburn's role, Julia Ormond, but I have nothing against her! I thought she did a great job with the acting, it's just that I personally think Audrey's really challenging to replace. Overall, I found both movies enjoyable for their own reasons, but what I liked about this particular one was how they fleshed out the character growth a little more without running off course of the story.