Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

DVD - 2000
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Corporate mogul hires prostitute to be his companion for a week.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, 2000, c1990
Edition: Special 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780788820953
0788820958
9780788858994
0788858998
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Jul 17, 2017

My new favorite movie

Library_Jill Mar 07, 2017

Cute and surprisingly engaging--I understand why this one is something of a modern classic. I had been told that the premise was more along the lines of "My Fair Lady," so I was a little surprised that Julia Roberts's character was a prostitute, and that she met Richard Gere's character mostly by accident, but once I quit trying to match it to "My Fair Lady," I really enjoyed the characters. This movie reminded me at times of "Miss Congeniality," and "The Proposal," with that late 80's/early 90's feel of "Turner and Hooch."

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lukasevansherman
Mar 12, 2016

I've never found prostitution so charming!

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maggymaude
Jun 27, 2015

Entertaining? Yes, but at what cost?
Unfortunately, too many of our young girls have believed that this could happen to them. After they are entangled in the web, they realize what a lie it is.
My daughter works with women trying to escape this lifestyle. There's nothing pretty about it.

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Schoolgurl95
Jun 26, 2015

A true classic romance. I loved watching Richard Gere and Julia Roberts together.

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dabra
Jun 05, 2014

one of my favorite movies!

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britprincess1
Aug 23, 2012

Morally questionable (I won't go on a tirade), but so easy to watch. It has this quality that makes it delightful, and I think it's the charismatic appeal of both then-up-and-comer Julia Roberts and that guy who works at the hotel played by the actor that everybody knows but can never remember his name. This film is one of those romantic comedies that is never going to go away, so I recommend each person watch it at least once, even if it's just to come to the conclusion that it's not for you.

michlmac Apr 30, 2012

The hooker with the heart of gold aka the virgin hooker aka the hooker as Cinderella. Originally the gal was supposed to be a genuine hooker, i.e. someone who gets paid for her non-involved lovemaking. Along came Julia Roberts with a smile as wide as the screen itself. Some of the most savvy people I know think this a wonderful movie. I agree with Janice21383's one-star rating, though I give that one for duplicity. There is a moment when Richard asks a question of Julia while she is is underwater in the swimming pool-sized bath. (Yes, Richard and Julia; those are the real characters here.) Julia rises through an upward splash to answer/shout, "YES!" OK, let's hear it for a hooker super power: hearing underwater. Double entrendre intended: Barnum scores again.

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Janice21383
Mar 30, 2012

I believe I can answer your question, chris_anthony. See, there's this hooker, gorgeous, of course, but a girl next door. Let's call her very lightly used, like she just dated a lot. One of her johns is a scummy corporate raider. Does she make him appreciate The Real Things In Life (while simultaneously binging on shopping)? Does she transform him, with her love? Does she break away to become her own woman, but not really? Yes, yes, and yes! So there's your answer: insensitive modern audiences don't appreciate this brand of movie magic. Fun fact: this film started the "all movie girlfriends are strippers or hookers" trend in the 1990s.

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marciam
Mar 13, 2012

I cannot place a hold on this...

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Schoolgurl95
Jun 26, 2015

Schoolgurl95 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jul 01, 2012

jrhammondlillard thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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britprincess1
Aug 23, 2012

A corporate cutthroat falls in love with a sassy prostitute, who he hires on retainer for a week to accompany him to business events.

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Schoolgurl95
Jun 26, 2015

Sexual Content: implied

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Schoolgurl95
Jun 26, 2015

Edward: So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her?

Vivian: She rescues him right back.

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