Pretty Woman

Yep, I said it out loud… I like the movie Pretty Woman.  It’s okay, I’m in touch with my feminine side:)

No matter how old this movie gets, it’s one that you can watch over and over.  It’s definitely on my list of top 10 favorite love story movies.  I think the first time I watched this movie was when I was 10 years old with my sisters. They watched this movie every day!  No lie.. every single day, for like a few months.movieticket

Pretty Woman is probably my favorite Julia Roberts movie, and I’ve seen a LOT of her movies… and I must not be the only one since it’s one of the most successful romantic comedies, with an estimated gross income of $463.4 million.

I think Julia Roberts played her role so well.  She truly transformed from a Hollywood prostitute into a sharp professional woman in the end.  Richard Gere’s role stood right there next to hers.  It was great to see how his mindset shifted, from just a night or weekend of fun to a life of love.  I’m a sucker for a good love story!

One of my favorite scenes from the movie was when Edward, played by Richard Gere, leaps from the white limo and then climbs the fire escape up to Julia Roberts.  They used a Huntington limo, a white one to be exact.  I think every woman dreams of having a night in shining armor, and I think this scene was the perfect metaphor for that.

The film had a very large budget, of just about 14 million dollars.  It was mostly shot in Los Angeles, California.  It’s kind of funny, when it came to choosing the car for the film Ferrari and Porsche both declined having their car in a movie that had something to do with a prostitute.  That is how Lotus came into the picture.  Lotus sent a 1989 Esprit SE, which paid off big time since the sales of the Lotus Esprit tripled during 1990-1991.  I thought that was an interesting little piece of trivia!

When it came to critics, the movie received mix reviews.  Owen Gelieberman, film critic at Entertainment Weekly, gave the film what he thought was a D.  On the movies 20th anniversary, Gleiberman stated in an article why he gave it the review he did, saying that he felt he was totally right with giving it a D, but then he ultimately said today he would give it a B.

It’s always funny to see other people’s perspective, and I think that’s the amazing thing about this world.  We all see things differently, and that’s what makes the world go around.  We all have different likes and dislikes, so a movie could appear totally different to so many people.  That’s why I love reading other people’s reviews of movies I’ve seen.. I like seeing their perspective.  Sometimes it opens me up to things I didn’t see, which I think is pretty cool.

So I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie, and your perspective.  I’m sure you’ve seen the movie, and if you haven’t… go see it!!  You can always contact me as well.

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