About 6 years ago, my then-girlfriend and I sat down to watch “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” I don’t remember much about it, except that the characters seemed shallow, and, despite my not particularly politically-correct sensibilities, the Mickey Rooney character took me right out of the movie. Perhaps 20 minutes in, we shut it off and switched to something else.
I notice it’s playing here tonight. I like old movies. I want to like this movie. Everybody else seems to like it. If I sit through it, will I find that it redeems itself in spite of its’ early shortcomings? (Maybe I wouldn’t have enjoyed “The Palm Beach Story” if they had front-loaded it with Stepin Fetchit.)