Sabrina (1995)

Sabrina (1995), directed by Sydney Pollack.

In a remake of Sabrina (1954), the chauffeur's daughter again falls in love with not just one, but both of the rich sons of the mansion.

An illustration of the perils of remakes. The cast is mostly fine and it has a lovely 1990s glossiness, but inevitably people are going to compare it to Billy Wilder's original. For some reason the romantic comedy is deemphasized and we are supposed to care about broken hearts. The story is better as comedy than romantic drama. I do like the relaxed wittiness of the wealthy family.

How about comparative casting?

Spot Paul Giamatti on the household staff and Margo Martindale as a nurse.

John Williams score. A different John Williams.

Available on DVD.