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Monday, 4 July 2011

Film Review - Pretty Woman

Release: 1990
Director: Garry Marshall
Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts

What?

Romantic Comedies are films too. I had absolutely zero exectations going in, and I was very pleasantly surprised. Julia Roberts is a prostitute in LA, and Richard Gere is a wealthy businessman on... well, business. He picks her up and pays her for her company and she ends up staying in his penthouse apartment at a luxury hotel.

The hotel manager was a brilliant character, and you really find yourself cheering him on as the film progresses. There's a terrific scene where Julia Roberts goes into a high-end fashion shop, all decked out in finery, just to tell them that she was the same woman that walked in the day before that they refused to serve because she looked too common. In yo face!!

Some films are classics for a reason, and you really do find yourself wanting the two main characters to make it. I found myself riding the emotional rollercoaster completely invested in the film.

7/10

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