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Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Garry Marshall (1990)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A ruthless millionaire hires a prostitute while on a business trip. Realising she may be useful in helping him keep up a successful appearance, he pays her to accompany him for a week as he associates with the rich and powerful - but falls in love despite their many differences. Romantic comedy, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, with Ralph Bellamy and Laura San Giacomo.

Cast & 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
Bridget Elinor Donahue
Susan Judith Baldwin
Director Garry Marshall
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Park Circus Guidance: Swearing, a sex scene and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 12 Feb 2010

Comedy Drama

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