Title: Roman Holiday
Released: 1953

Fix:  Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck Will Fix What Ails You (Unless What Ails You Is an Actual Ailment)
Platform: Netflix

Netflix IMDb Summary:

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

FYA Summary:

Princess Ann is visiting the European capitals, and she’s having way less fun than Wills and Kate ever do. She sneaks off to explore Rome on her own, and she ends up meeting journalist Joe Bradley. There are secret identities and Vespas and general gallivanting around Rome; what more could you ask for?

Familiar Faces:

Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann

Sigh, Audrey Hepburn is just so delightful. Even though she isn’t decked out in Givenchy in this film, all of her outfits are still divine — except for the nightgown, but especially the pajamas — and only she could have me seriously considering that haircut. (Which: NO, SELF! That look only works on Audrey Hepburns.)

Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley

Also deliriously charming is Gregory Peck. And this is the part where I say things about him, but am too distracted by his soul-piercing gaze. Gregory Peck basically wears a suit for the entire movie, so all the right sartorial choices have been made.

Couch-Sharing Capability: Maximum

There’s something for everyone: charismatic leads, whirlwind romances, incognito royals, beautiful clothes, and Gregory Peck swoonage — all bundled together in the O.G. travel porn.

Recommended Level of Inebriation: When In Rome… 

This movie can be enjoyed without any assistance from alcohol, but feel free to pop open a bottle of vino — to pay homage to Rome, obvs.

Use of Your Streaming Subscription: Excellent

I adore this movie so much. (Obvs, since it’s my (Netflix-able) go-to picker-upper.) Plus, as we learned with Paris, there are no better tour guides to Europe than Audrey Hepburn and a dashing gentleman friend.

Mandy (she/her) lives in Edmonton, AB. When she’s not raiding the library for YA books, she enjoys eating ice cream (esp. in cold weather), learning fancy pole dance tricks, and stanning BTS. Mandy has been writing for FYA since 2012, and she oversaw all things FYA Book Club from 2013 to 2023.