Pretty Woman (1990)

You and I are such similar creatures, Vivian. We both screw people for money.

— Edward Lewis

This is the first time that I saw Pretty Woman in its entirety on FLIX last night. I have seen bits a pieces of the movie over the years since in came out in 1990. This movie is loosely based on the themes of Pygmalion and Cinderella.

If you don’t know, the story is about Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), a hooker with a heart of gold meets a handsome, ruthless businessman, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) on Hollywood Blvd. Edward is visiting Los Angeles to acquire and breakup a business from James Morse (Ralph Bellamy) with the help of his prick of attorney Philip Stuckey (Jason Alexander).

Vivian is trying to earn enough money to pay for next month’s rent when her roommate, Kit De Luca (Laura San Giacomo) spent the money on nose candy.

Held up with each other at a ritzy penthouse suite, Edward pays Vivian a couple of thousand dollars to escort at various dinners and events. They fall in love.

Nothing groundreaking with this movie. I thought it was a solid movie.

I want to know one thing. Why was Philip Stuckey so jealous of the relationship between Edward and Vivian?

My judgment: An endlessly watchable chick flick. Seeing Richard Gere almost naked. Yummo!

My rating: ****

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About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on February 1, 2009, in 1990, Academy Award Nominee, Comedy, Romantic and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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