Pretty Woman

  • 15
  • Garry Marshall (1990)
  • US
  • 114 min
Pretty Woman
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Originally meant to be a serious drama (called $3,000) about a man buying a prostitute for the night, this turned into a delightful romantic comedy in the hands of Garry Marshall and sent the career of star Julia Roberts into the stratosphere. Co-star Richard Gere didn't do too badly, either - he'd been on a downward spiral before the role of tycoon Edward Lewis came along. On screen they make the "hooker falls for a millionaire in Beverly Hills" tale completely plausible, aided by Marshall's glossy direction, the hit-filled soundtrack, a perky screenplay from JF Lawton (who also scripted the thriller Under Siege) and hilarious support from Marshall stalwart Hector Elizondo.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. A chance encounter on the streets of Hollywood leads wealthy corporate raider Edward Lewis into hiring beautiful prostitute Vivian Ward to be his companion for a week. As Edward introduces Vivian to the privileged world of the rich and powerful, romance begins to blossom.

Cast and crew


Edward Lewis
Richard Gere
Vivian Ward
Julia Roberts
James Morse
Ralph Bellamy
Kit De Luca
Laura San Giacomo
Hotel manager
Hector Elizondo
Philip Stuckey
Jason Alexander
David Morse
Alex Hyde-White
Elizabeth Stuckey
Amy Yasbeck
Elinor Donahue
Judith Baldwin


Garry Marshall

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Park Circus
Swearing, a sex scene and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 12 Feb 2010
Certificate 15