Pretty Woman

BBB

(out of 5)


After you have finished enjoying the adorably plucky , don’t you ever notice that you’re watching a romantic comedy where a man falls in love with his sex servant? Roberts plays Vivian, a worldly prostitute who turns out to be a big virgin when her latest sugardaddy () hands her a big wad of cash and she can’t spend it because the Beverly Hills salesgirls are mean to her (it makes her cry). What are they trying to put over on us?  Roberts is game for the material, she’s quite fun, but watch  as Vivian’s best friend to see a more believable depiction of a prostitute.  Gere is charming, relying mainly on his squinty good looks, while  brings lightness to his scenes as the manager of the hotel who begins to get suspicious of his guest’s new companion.  The film was a runaway hit in the summer of 1990, establishing Roberts as the first female box office star in years and leading to a terrific career for her (as well as a resurgence for Gere, who had waned since he appeared as both an officer and a gentleman).


Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV

USA, 1990

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 1990

Golden Globe Awards 1990

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