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Pretty Woman

1990 romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

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  • Jan 23, 2000
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Pros: Sweet, funny movie

Cons: minor violence

Can a prostitute have ethics? Can a lawyer?

In Pretty Woman they can, or they can learn to. Julia Roberts plays a good hearted prostitute with a childlike sense of delight. She warms the heart of Richard Gere, a stuffy hard-hearted corporate shark.

Roberts' transformation from streetwalker to lovely lady is fun and delightful to watch. The hotel manager, played by Hector Elizondo is instrumental in this change. He helps Roberts and then stands back to watch the flower bloom.

Roberts' former roomate, played by Laura San Giacomo provides a very campy and comic counterpart to the rapidly refining Roberts.

Will a fairy tale come true? Roberts says that she will settle for no less than the knight on a white horse. Watch and find out!


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review by . November 17, 2009
Ok, I'm going to get a little worked up on this one - I know I'm usually all Carmax and Google-loving, but I just caught an hour of this on TV last night and have been in a bad mood ever since. This shallow piece of dishonesty grossed over a half billion dollars, just so you know.      If I was female, I would detest this film even more than I do after six cups of coffee this morning. Given the number of women in the world, Hollywood would have us believe that they generally …
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Its ok, my 78 yo grandmothers favourite film of all time followed a close second by breakfast at tiffanys!
review by . October 11, 2008
Pros: Roberts, Gere, Elizondo     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "Nine a.m. on the hour hand   and she's waiting for the bell   and she's looking real pretty   just wait for her clientele"   ~Donna Summer         Released in 1990, Pretty Woman couldn't have picked a better time for Richard Gere and Julia Roberts to join forces for a weird take on Cinderella. They were …
review by . December 22, 2003
Pros: fun, escapist, Julia Roberts     Cons: such a bad message!     The Bottom Line: Look how fun it is to be a hooker!     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. It's down to me    The way she talks when she's spoken to    Down to me, the change has come   She's under my thumb - The Rolling Stones      I’m not a raging feminist. In fact, I like “Under …
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Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film. Written by J.F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, the film features Richard Gere, Julia Roberts and Hector Elizondo. Pretty Woman's plot centers on down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of Vivian's week long stay with him.

Originally intended to be a dark drama about prostitution in New York, the film was reconceptualized into a romantic comedy with a broader budget. The film was a critical success and became one of 1990's highest grossing films, and today is one of the most financially successful entries in the romantic comedy genre, with an estimated gross of $464 million USD.Roberts received a Golden Globe Award for her role, and received a nomination for an Academy Award, in addition screenwriter J.F. Lawton was nominated for a Writers Guild Award and a BAFTA Award.

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