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Pretty Woman (10th Anniversary Edition) (1990)
Studio: Touchstone Video
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Editorial Reviews:
Like a pumpkin that transforms into a carriage, some very shrewd casting (and the charisma of Julia Roberts, in particular) morphed this story of a Hollywood whore into a Disneyfied Cinderella story--and a mainstream megahit. This is the movie that made Roberts a star; the charm of her personality helping tremendously to carry viewers over the rough spots in the script (which was originally a cynical tale about prostitution called 3000--after the amount of money Richard Gere's character pays the prostitute to stay with him for the week). Gere is the silver-haired Wall Street knight who sweeps streetwalker Roberts into a fantasy world of room service at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel and fashion boutique shopping on Rodeo Drive. The supporting cast is also appealing, including Laura San Giacomo as Roberts's hooker pal, Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy, and Hank Azaria. Now, is this something you want your sons and daughters to see? That's entirely up to you. --Jim Emerson

Product Details
  • Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Encoding: 1 (U.S. and Canada)
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Touchstone Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 14, 2023
  • Running Time: 119
  • Language: English (Dubbed), English (Original Language)
  • ASIN: 6305696071
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 196 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 2005

Customer Reviews

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

4A great "sleeper" movie., Sep 18, 2023
This is a decent fun movie in all. Kind of a "sleeper" hit when it came out, you might want to check it out, if you haven't seen it. It will especially appeal to those who have dreams of being swept away by a "prince charming." In this case the prince is Gere, who is older, but that's seems cool (Micheal and Cathrine, Tom and Katie), and Roberts, who's hot (that's cool too). It is a "interesting" depiction of prostitution, it must be different in downtown L.A. than in my city. Here, the women on the streets are not as pretty as Julia Roberts or even her friend. As I've driven by them on my way out with friends, it's hard, difficult, impossible, to imagine some super rich billionare deciding to be with one of them. But, I guess in L.A. prostitues are all super-hot, really decent people on the inside, full of life wisdom and civility, that's just waiting to come out (how's the sarcasm, too thick, too obvious...?). There is a good extra scene of a time Gere is hasseled outside a bar by some "punks" and his driver shows off his gun and Gere tells the punks that he "has a permit." It's a good thing he does, street punks are often really concerned with the legality of the status of the people around them and most of them are probably lawyers just waiting for Ally McBeal to come rescue them on clean them up to find they are handsome, well-spoken, honest, gentlemen, just waiting to come out and be rich and perfect for Ally, or whoever (I am having fun now!!). So why buy:
Fun movie from the past
New scence (well hardly any)
VHS tapes will be a good relic for showing your grandkids
Good scene about hostile takeovers for quickly showing your Economics class
Julia/Richard are good looking people you can romanticize (if you're into that type of person/thing)
It's inexpensive
You might want to teach you children that money and wealth are sexy and cool, and the power that comes with them is important (whoops more sarcasm)

Anyway, hoped you liked my review...? Take care. Oh, and Julia, if you are reading this, I am guessing you like to keep up on what people think of your work, I would love to invite you over for dinner. Have one of your agents look me up. Even though I am high school teacher, I am just one rich/hot woman away from being a cleaned up, funny, well-dressed, sophisticated, red carpet-walking, companion, see you soon!!

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

1Wrong message!, Sep 18, 2023
I don't like bashing moves- it is somebody's labour of love! I am aware that we all have different taste, views, values and the fact that I dislike a movie doesn't mean it is bad. It means that it doesn't respond to my needs. But I cannot help myself when a movie sends wrong message to people and this is the case with PRETTY WOMAN! It is absolutely wrong to glamorize prostitution! My heart goes to the women who make this bad choice, because it is out of desperation or naivety and with consequences for a lifetime. The prostitutes experience sex in its ugliest form and would probably never know the beauty of real lovemaking. Their reality is very different of what this movie portrays, especially the reality of the streetwalkers. It is lonely, risky, dirty, humiliating existence and every attempt to glamorize it and compare it with Cinderella's story is an insult on human intelligence! The plot and the characters are shallow, not to mention Vivien's dumb and unbelievable behaviour in the hotel's lift where she insults strangers who happen to be hotel guests, while her employer Edward simply smiles stupidly. Vivien's best friend, who's also a prostitute demonstrates the same bad manners, which shows that it is their nature. However, Vivien somehow manages to transform herself to a fine lady in no time. Oh please, get real! One star for the music score, it is quite nice!

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

4Pretty Woman (10th Anniversary Edition), Sep 8, 2023
A wonderful rags to riches movie. Julia Roberts is luminous in her role. I have watched the movie several times and enjoy it as much as the first time I watched it. 4 big stars!

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5pretty great movie, Aug 2, 2023
ever since watching pretty woman, i've harbored a secret desire to be a prostitute... but only if richard gere will be my knight in a white limo! richard gere and julia roberts are great together, and this is a movie i have watched over and over, most recently just two nights ago. the music is great, and i love the brown dress vivian wears to go see the polo match. all in all, this movie is a must-see!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Pretty good, after all these years!, Jul 21, 2023
I had not seen this movie in a long time so I decided to get it and watch it again. Even after all these years, I still enjoyed watching this movie.

"Pretty Woman" is about Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), a wealthy millionaire who is really bad with long term relationships. Enter Vivian (Julia Roberts), a prostitute that Edward accidentally meets to ask for directions. Edward feels something for her, and pays her to stay a week with him. However, during the week, they soon start falling for one another. But will they do anything to further their relationship?

This movie made Julia Roberts rise to stardom, and gave her an Oscar nomination too (which she deserved). She acted her role as the street smart Vivian Woods very well. Richard Gere also acted nicely as Edward Lewis. Furthermore, the chemistry between Gere and Roberts is sweet and original in the movie (and they also pair up with Garry Marshall in "Runaway Bride"). The soundtrack for this movie adds well to the scenes. For example, Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love" when Edward and Vivian are separating from one another, or "Fallen" by Lauren Wood, when they are going to the Opera, adds nicely to the film. It gives a more 90s look to the film, which you don't see anymore these days. The DVD is not too bad either. It does have an audio commentary by Garry Marshall, along with the usual extras such as deleted scenes, theatrical trailers and production notes.

Basically, a fairy tale movie with a little reality added to it. If you liked this movie, some other movies that I would recommend are "While You Were Sleeping" and "13 going on 30".


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