Sydney Pollack (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Sydney Pollack must have known before he embarked on this remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 comedy classic, that the ghosts of Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden would be hovering over his production. Yet, with canny casting and some subtle updating, he succeeded in coming up with a charming variation on this Cinderella story, in which the chauffeur's daughter romances the billionaire boss. Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford take a while to settle into their roles, unlike Greg Kinnear, who gives a vibrant debut performance as Ford's brattish brother. Fans of the original won't be satisfied, but, by the end, there's no doubt Pollack achieves a sparkle to match the picture's undoubted polish.


A chauffeur's daughter falls for the womanising son of her father's employer, but he ignores her. However, after a long sojourn in Paris, she returns, having matured into a beautiful and poised young woman. The handsome playboy is totally smitten - even though he is on the verge of getting married. So to save the wedding, his older brother tries to romance her himself. Remake of Billy Wilder's romantic comedy, with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear.

Cast & Crew

Linus Larrabee Harrison Ford
Sabrina Fairchild Julia Ormond
David Larrabee Greg Kinnear
Maude Larrabee Nancy Marchand
Fairchild John Wood (2)
Patrick Tyson Richard Crenna
Ingrid Tyson Angie Dickinson
Elizabeth Tyson Lauren Holly
Mack Dana Ivey
Rosa Miriam Colon
Joanna Elizabeth Franz
Irene Fanny Ardant
Martine Valérie Lemercier
Louis Patrick Bruel
Linda Becky Ann Baker
Scott Paul Giamatti
Ron John C Vennema
Ron Gregory Chase
Nurse Margo Martindale
Carol J Smith-Cameron
Director Sydney Pollack
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama