When millionaire wheeler-dealer Edward Lewis enters a business contract with Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain in this charming romantic comedy. After Edward hires Vivian as his date for a week and gives her a Cinderella makeover, she returns the favor by mellowing the hardnosed tycoon's outlook. Can the poor prostitute and the rich capitalist live happily ever after?
|Release Date||:||March 23, 1990|
|Production Company||:||Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||J. F. Lawton|
|Casts||:||Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Héctor Elizondo, Larry Miller, Laura San Giacomo, Alex Hyde-White, Elinor Donahue, Amy Yasbeck, Judith Baldwin, Hank Azaria, John David Carson, Michael French, Allan Kent, Stacy Keach, Sr., Scott Marshall|
|Plot Keywords||:||prostitute, capitalism, cinderella, expensive restaurant, sports car, workaholic, fire escape, friendship, los angeles, piano|
What is it about this movie that made it such an instant mega smash when it was released? I'm not sure if it's The incredible chemistry between Gear and Roberts, the smart dialog, the storyline-combination of all of the above-etc etc. But I do think These days, so few GREAT romantic comedies get made. Pretty woman is great. I enjoyed every moment of this and have seen it many times.
I haven't read any IMDb reviews of this yet, I wanted to comment first. This is a lovely story of hope and the true purity of falling madly in love-there are so many movies that try to be romantic and inevitably come across looking forced and contrived. The story and acting in Pretty woman, while very obviously being "Hollywood" to a tee, are so natural and free flowing, that it's just a joy to watch this. It's also great to see(in what's not usually the case) a romantic comedy that gets it right, in every area from casting to dialog to pretty much everything from start to finish. Great movie!