Pretty Woman 0.0 stars

Pretty Woman movie poster

Cinderella story (or as one of the characters self-consciously puts it: "Cinde-fuckin'-rella") wherein Prince Charming is a corporate raider and the Pitiful Drudge is a Hollywood streetwalker: "You and I are such similar creatures, Vivian. We both screw people for money." Neither of the players (nor the screenwriter) gets inside the characters, or in fact anywhere near them: Richard Gere, while trying to look secure and powerful, looks at best like a C&R Clothiers model; and Julia Roberts is so busy doing everything cutely and sweetly and naively that the adverbs obliterate the verbs. Hector Elizondo, very smooth as a discreet Beverly Hills hotel manager, appears to be pining for the reincarnation of Ernst Lubitsch. All he's got instead is Garry Marshall. 1990.

Duncan Shepherd

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Reader_reader Feb. 7, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m.

Something has been troubling me about Pretty Woman ever since I saw it on TV last night. In the iconic movie poster, Julia (er, Vivian) is wearing a black and hot pink hooker's outfit. In the movie she's wearing the same outfit, but it's white on top, with blue tye-dye on the bottom. I'm perplexed why they would change the color of her outfit for the poster. A quick Google search revealed nothing. Anybody clued in why they did this?

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MsGrant Feb. 7, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m.

I believe that particular dress is standard issue hooker-wear, and comes in a multitude of color combinations. Vivian most likely owned several.

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