Advertisement

Even though we know from the start that the heart-of-gold hooker and her gazillionaire client will end up together, it’s still fun to revisit Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts’ breakout movie. And the hopelessly dated outfits (thigh-high pleather boots, anyone?) nearly make up for the cumbersome dialogue (”This knight on a white horse… would come and rescue me”). Certain EXTRAS, like the ”Wild Women Do” video, are holdovers from the 10th-anniversary release. A witty blooper reel (Roberts gets brain freeze eating ice cream during the dinner scene) and director Garry Marshall’s above-average commentary (he says the original title was 3000 — the amount Richard Gere pays Roberts for the week) are good for a few laughs. But the real treat is footage from the film’s 1989 wrap party, where the 23-year-old Roberts, swigging from a bottle of beer, sings a priceless off-key rendition of Elvis Costello’s ”Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” accompanied by Gere and Marshall.

Pretty Woman
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 119 minutes
director

Comments