Eliza (Audrey Hepburn) is a street vendor who sells flowers to make ends meet. Professor Higgins (Rex Harrison) bumps into Eliza, and the two meet. At first, the professor is quite surprised by Eliza’s language and taste in fashion as she attempts to sell him a flower. After first meeting Eliza, it’s not long until Professor Higgins sets himself a challenge to transform her into something greater. With lots of tutoring, Professor Higgins will teach Eliza everything from the correct way of speaking and walking to personal hygiene and even the way to dress. Eliza will become a standout among others within London society. But interesting enough, Eliza isn’t the only one who will have a major change in her life. Professor Higgins will also learn a few things too.
For those who are not aware, My Fair Lady is based on the beloved broadway stage hit. The film is filled with tremendous musical numbers along with witty and fast-paced dialogue. The musical numbers (be warned) are highly catchy, and many viewers will be singing the soundtrack after the first viewing.
While the film has a lengthy runtime, it’s never noticeable as the pacing is wonderful and the plot is wildly entertaining at all times. On-screen characters are also highly enjoyable and likeable, especially Professor Higgins, who always expresses his frustrations about Eliza and yet has joy while being around her.
Thanks to Paramount Pictures, the film has recently received a 4K UHD release after being restored from the original 65mm with 96K resolution. Those who love music will adore hearing the soundtrack in a stunning 7.1 Dolby Atmos Audio track.
Overall, if you’ve never seen this classic musical, you are truly missing out. With a wonderful story and fun musical numbers, My Fair Lady is simply a great time and perfect for all ages. The film contains fun and witty dialogue and many heartfelt moments that are bound to put a smile on any movie lover’s face. The 4K release from Paramount is a must-own as it delivers a tremendous transfer and audio track that comes alive.