Runaway Bride Reviews
"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?
[font=Arial][color=darkred]'Runaway Bride' never deserts the standard romantic comedy fromula. It never diverts from the path, and plays every note pitch perfect. Problem is I've seen this a hundred times before in a hundred different movies. So this all makes for a most predictable and unamusing exuse for the reunion. It also gives you the sense of a "been there, done that" well treaded feel.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]What the movie tries to do to give it some "distance" from most romantic comedies is to show that Julia has some kind of psychologiacl problems with marriage that remain the movie's mystery. The movie could've been autobiographical to Roberts, just ask Keifer Sutherland, and Lyle Lovett and... Too bad these problems are never fully looked at and when Richard Gere comes sweeping in and eventually takes away and wins over Julia, all her problems are suddenly gone. Wait just a minute, it's not that too easily wrapped.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]The leads have good chemistry and there are some humorous moments, but this is a movie for people who like the paint-by-the-numbers romantic comedies. The ones that love the formula they can't get enough of. The ones that just want to smile and and be won over by the usual trappings. By all means go, this movie won't dissapoint because it never has the courage to try a different route.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]I have to quote Xfreek here for a little advice for the men dragged along. Besides cyanide capsules openly distributed at the entrance, there should be a sign out front saying "No one admitted without ovaries."[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=#8b0000]Nate's Grade: C[/color][/font]