Runaway Bride

  • PG
  • Garry Marshall (1999)
  • US
  • 116 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and their Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall were reunited for this predictable but well-played romantic comedy. Roberts stars as the small-town girl who has left three heartbroken men at the altar, and Gere plays the cynical columnist who's keen to see if she will actually tie the knot on her fourth attempt. Of course, you'll have worked out the ending before you reach the last line of this review. However, thanks to Roberts's deft comedic touch, a zippy script and some nice support from Marshall stalwart Hector Elizondo and the always reliable Joan Cusack, this is a sweet romance that will warm the cockles of wedding fanatics everywhere. Marriage phobics, however, should steer clear - they may well be converted.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. When chauvinistic New York columnist Ike Graham delivers a vicious attack on Maggie Carpenter, who has abandoned three bridegrooms at the altar, her retaliation gets him fired. In an effort to clear his name, he travels to her home town in Maryland, just in time for her fourth wedding.

Cast and crew

Cast

Maggie Carpenter
Julia Roberts
Ike Graham
Richard Gere
Peggy
Joan Cusack
Fisher
Hector Elizondo
Ellie
Rita Wilson
Walter
Paul Dooley
Coach Bob
Christopher Meloni
George
Reg Rogers
Mrs Trout
Laurie Metcalf

Crew

Director
Garry Marshall

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 8 Oct 1999
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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