Runaway Bride (1999)



Critic Consensus: Cliche story with lack of chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

Movie Info

A columnist fired by his editor/ex-wife for being too chauvinistic tries to redeem himself by chasing a story on spec about a woman who habitually jilts her fiances. The writer relocates to her hometown and falls for his subject who suffers from an identity crisis as evidenced by her inability to determine how she likes her eggs.

Rating: PG (for language and some suggestive dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2000
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


as Maggie Carpenter

as Ike Graham

as Walter Carpenter

as Priest Brian

as George Bug Guy

as Dead Head Gill

as Mrs. Pressman

as Elaine from Manhatta...

as Cousin Cindy

as Bartender

as Final Wedding Pastor

as Woman in Bar

as T-Shirt Vendor

as T-Shirt Lady

as Limo Woman

as Construction Man

as Model Shelby

as Fashion Shoot Photog...

as Officer Worker Franc...

as Mrs. Whittenmeyer

as Traveling Salesman

as Mr. Trout

as Mr. Paxton

as Dragged Little Boy

as Reporter Murphy

as Reporter Dina

as Reporter Jacqui

as Reporter Jack

as Reporter Cheryl

as Reporter Tiffany

as Church Organist

as Luau Lady

as Hula Girl

as Wedding Guest Diane

as Church Teacher Karla

as Gill's Girlfriend

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Critic Reviews for Runaway Bride

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (31)

A runaway bore!

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

That charming thing only works if the story is good.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

We can no longer buy Roberts in her tearful romantic - melancholy mode.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Runaway Bride is an atrocious bit of by-the-numbers screen filler.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Safe and sane and bland.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

It looks as if Julia and the horse were trying to get the hell away from the camera, and into a better movie.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Runaway Bride

Richard and Julia team up again for a romantic comedy. Pretty Women brought them together initially and in this movie they still have a lot of chemistry. Julia wants to get marriied but finds it hard to commit. Richard plays a journalist who tries to find out why the bride to be ditched 3 men at the altar. Good movie.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

"Runaway Bride" was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Ike Graham (Richard Gere) is a reporter who is famous for writing notorious stories about women in the USA Today. He is assigned to write a story about Maggie Carpenter's (Julia Roberts) famous antics at weddings. Maggie is known for almost getting married and then at the last second, running away from the wedding. Soon she meets Ike in person and both good and bad things take off from there.
"Runaway Bride" is somewhat like Pretty Woman, but it's a little different. For one thing "Runaway Bride" has a lot more comedy. The story is intriguing and you'll be wondering when Maggie is gonna make her next runaway, or if she'll ever get married and not run away. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere do a great job of acting and they have a good supporting cast. That along with an interesting plot make this a good movie and I recommend anybody to watch "Runaway Bride" when you get a chance, it's a good movie. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Funny how a couple years later the real life runaway bride was all over the news, eh?

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

actually good, cool scene with miles davis record

danny d

Super Reviewer

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