Scott Marks 12:30 p.m., July 26
- Rated R | 1 hour, 59 minutes
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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.
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