Pretty Woman 15th Anniversary

Directed By: Garry Marshall Starring: Richard Gere Julia Roberts

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Product Overview

A corporate raider hires a hooker to pose as his girlfriend for a weekend and falls in love.

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40712971
UPC 786936281330
UPC 14 00786936281330
Format DVD
Release Date 12/22/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Blockbuster
Essential Cinema
Friendships
Prostitutes/Whores
Prostitution
Recommended
Romance
Romances
Romantic Comedy
Sexy Women
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the Cinderella story that made Julia Roberts a star, a corporate raider hires a hooker to pose as his girlfriend for a week... and falls in love. Meanwhile, she wonders if the straight life - with him - might be a dream come true. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Julia Roberts.
Plot Summary
Summary While driving back to his Beverly Hills hotel, millionaire corporate raider Edward Lewis takes a wrong turn and ends up on Hollywood Boulevard, where he meets prostitute Vivian Ward. She steers him back to his hotel, charming him along the way, and he decides to hire her for the rest of the evening. In the morning, Edward realizes that he could use an escort for the week, so he hands Vivian $3000 to stay -- and sends her on a fantasy shopping spree. What begins as a purely business transaction develops into something more, but can a poor prostitute and a rich businessman really live happily ever after?
Reviews
USA Today "...Pleasingly performed..." 03/23/1990 p.4D
New York Times "...Something special....[Roberts] is so enchantingly beautiful, so funny, so natural and such an absolute delight that it is hard to hold anything against the movie..." 03/23/1990 p.C20
Entertainment Weekly "...This flick was all about Julia..." 01/11/2002 p.41,"Roberts' break-out movie..." 09/09/2005 p.134-135
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]illy, snazzy escapism that reminds us of simpler times." 01/25/2009
Directors
Garry Marshall
Actors
Richard Gere
Julia Roberts
Cast & Crew
Ralph Bellamy - Star
Gary Greene - Star
Harvey Keenan - Star
James Patrick Dunne - Star
Larry Miller - Star
Mychael Bates - Star
Don Feldstein - Star
Mariann Aalda - Star
Nancy Locke - Star
Judith Baldwin - Star
Patrick D. Stuart - Star
Stacy Keach Sr. - Star
Jason Alexander - Star
Hank Azaria - Star
Lloyd T. Williams - Star
Lloyd Nelson - Star
Amy Yasbeck - Star
Abdul Salaam el Razzac - Star
Marty Nadler - Star
Valorie Armstrong - Star
Dey Young - Star
Richard Gere - Star
Marvin Braverman - Star
R.C. Everbeck - Star
John David Carson - Star
Larry Hankin - Star
R. Darrell Hunter - Star
Tracy Reiner - Star
Minda Burr - Star
Bruce Eckstut - Star
Hector Elizondo - Star
Rhonda Hansome - Star
Patrick Richwood - Star
Rodney Kageyama - Star
Norman Large - Star
Laurelle Brooks - Star
Robyn Peterson - Star
Allan Kent - Star
Laura San Giacomo - Star
Cheri Caspari - Star
Carol Williard - Star
Karin Calabro - Star
Julia Roberts - Star
William Gallo - Star
Alex Statler - Star
Lucinda Crosby - Star
Alex Hyde-White - Star
Lynda Goodfriend - Star
Shane Ross - Star
Daniel Bardol - Star
Elinor Donahue - Star
Julie Paris - Star
Joseph Campanella - Star
Steve Restivo - Star
Calvin E. Remsberg - Star
Kathi Marshall - Star
Jeff Michalski - Star
Michael French - Star
Amzie Strickland - Star
Reed Anthony - Star
Douglas Stitzel - Star
Tom Nolan - Star
Tracy Bjork - Star
Scott A. Marshall - Star
Albert Brenner - Production Designer
Steven Reuther - Producer
Arnon Milchan - Producer
James Newton Howard - Composer
J.F. Lawton - Screenwriter
Gary Zink - Special Effects
Marilyn Vance - Costume Designer
Chuck Minsky - Director of Photography
Patricia Nedd - Editor
Garry Marshall - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1990
Catalog ID 3997203
UPC 00786936281330
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
British Academy Awards (1991) Arnon Milchan, et. al., Nominee, Best Film,J.F. Lawton, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Original,Julia Roberts, Nominee, Best Actress,Marilyn Vance, Nominee, Best Costume Design
Golden Globe (1991) Hector Elizondo, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Julia Roberts, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Pretty Woman, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Richard Gere, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Oscar (1991) Julia Roberts, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role
People's Choice (1991) Pretty Woman, Winner, Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review There is so very much to hate about Pretty Woman...Start with the obvious: its romanticization of the sex trade. This movie of the fairytale rags-to-riches success of a young Los Angeles prostitute (Julia Roberts) who just needs a night with mega zillionaire Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) to be transformed from streetwalker to sweet woman-of-everyone's-dreams, is based on a truly offensive premise...Sure, the movie touches -- ever so briefly and from a safe distance -- the topics of addictions and safe sex, but this is only in passing and is barely noticeable compared to the fundamental premise here -- that this is a reasonable option for a young woman. Yech...Then consider how Pretty Woman revels in wealth and excess. Are we really supposed to be charmed by the obnoxious waste of two people jetting off from Los Angeles to San Francisco for an hour or two of opera? In their own private jet?...And complete this trifecta of objectionableness by considering the shallowness of director Garry Marshall's film, along with pretty much everything else he has ever created...Yes, there is much to hate about Pretty Woman. Until you actually sit down and watch the film...Don't get me wrong. All the criticisms are true. No doubt about it. Yet Roberts shines so brightly, and her chemistry with Gere feels so authentic, it's impossible not to fall in love with her, in a brief and insubstantial Hollywood Moment kind of way...By all accounts, Garry Marshall is an extremely nice man, and he certainly doesn't need an endorsement by me after a record of virtually unparalleled television and big screen success. But for what it's worth and against all odds, the presence of the incomparable Roberts makes Pretty Woman a damn enjoyable career-defining film for Marshall, and a guilty pleasure for movie lovers.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Brian Webster
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Washington Post
Review "Pretty Woman" is a working girl indeed, not just some underemployed wretch in a typing pool, but an honest-to-God streetwalking Cinderella who finds her corporate Prince Charming, a Wall Street tycoon lost along Hollywood's Boulevard of Stars. A tale of two hustlers, this romp reminds us, as if we could forget between money movies, that there is great similarity between the Street and the streets...The movie is a hash, a Frankensteinian fantasy of great romantic moments. Written by newcomer J.F. Lawton, the comedy is a mosaic of "Moonstruck," "Splash," "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "Working Girl," "My Fair Lady" and "An Officer and a Gentleman," among others. The only thing missing is King Kong...Julia Roberts and Richard Gere costar in this bubbly scamper, which goes to the head like champagne -- the cheap, sweet kind that leaves you with a throbbing head. And yet this monstrously derivative romance is great giddy fun. Champagne is champagne, after all, and Roberts is sheer carbonation. An Oscar nominee for her role in "Steel Magnolias," she is as exuberant as a cheerleader in the role of streetwise Vivian Ward. One of the good prostitutes, she has been driven by circumstances to sell sex, when she is rescued by Edward Lewis (Gere)...Directed by Garry Marshall, a veteran of TV sitcoms and movie dramedies, the movie dances along, a whirl of fashion shows and magic moments, mush and comic irony...It's cotton candy of the most commonplace and shabby fantasies spun into a frighteningly appealing gossamer. With its sure direction, captivating performances -- including supporting ones by Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo -- and clever dialogue, "Pretty Woman" seduces all but the most wary. That's because the lady is a tramp.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 8
Features
Special Edition, DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Gere,Richard
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
ABC-TV A charming movie, a delightful comedy!
Joe Berry, Empire ...graced by first-class performances from two easy-on-the-eye stars and a sharp, funny script.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Light, charming and thoroughly entertaining, with Roberts a delight in a star-making role.
Newsweek Light, bubbly and romantic!
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...the sweetest and most openhearted love fable since The Princess Bride...it glows with romance.

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