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Pretty Woman (1990)

Director:
Garry Marshall

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Romantic comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Pretty Woman

RUNNING TIME
119 minutes

Producer:
Arnon Milchan
Steven Reuther
Gary W. Goldstein

Screenwriter:
J. F. Lawton


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Edward Lewis Richard Gere
Vivian Ward Julia Roberts
James Morse Ralph Bellamy
Phillip Stuckey Jason Alexander
Barnard Thompson Hector Elizondo
Kit De Luca Laura San Giacomo
David Morse Alex Hyde-White -
Mr. Hollister Larry Miller -
Detective Hank Azaria -

 

Review

This Pygmalion inspired rom-com fantasy in which prostitute Julia Roberts is hired by filthy rich businessman Richard Gere to be his escort for a week is a dreamy throwback to Golden Age studio filmmaking. There's a sense of nostalgia running through almost every scene and the picture isn't ashamed of its heritage it's remarkably assured in its own skin. The carefree confidence gives the film the required allure and makes you root for Vivian and her transformation, regardless of whatever stigmas it may or may not entail. You want her to get back at whomever has treated her badly, you want her to change Edward with her paradoxical virtue, and of course you want love to prevail. It's the same old story, but it has a fresh angle, is expertly produced and boasts warm, attractive performances from its two stars.

Copyright 26.10.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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