Pretty Woman (1990)



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Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman who specializes in corporate raiding - buying up businesses to break them up and sell them off in pieces. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and a need to pay the rent. On a business trip to Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his girlfriend for a week while he traverses the local social circles. Love and various social complications invade their tidy arrangement and have the pair wondering if this Cinderella-story could have a happy ending.
R (for sexuality and some language)
Comedy , Romance
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Richard Gere
as Edward Lewis
Jason Alexander
as Philip Stuckey
Julia Roberts
as Vivian Ward
Hector Elizondo
as Barney Thompson
Laura San Giacomo
as Kit De Luca
Larry Miller
as Hollister
Hank Azaria
as Detective
Amy Yasbeck
as Elizabeth Stuckey
Ralph Bellamy
as James Morse
Alex Hyde-White
as David Morse
Mariann Aalda
as Saleswoman
Dey Young
as Snobby Saleswoman
Larry Hankin
as Landlord
Patrick Richwood
as Night Elevator Operator Dennis
Scott Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Tom Nolan
as Vance
Calvin Remsberg
as Sodstomping Announcer
Elinor Donahue
as Bridget
Nancy Locke
as Olsen Sister
Tracy Reiner
as Woman at Car
Lloyd Nelson
as Game Announcer
Robyn Peterson
as Saleswoman
Michael French
as Maitre d'
Lucinda Crosby
as Olsen Sister
Gary Greene
as Male Guest
Jason Randal
as Magician
Tracy Bjork
as Female Guest
Rodney Kageyama
as Japanese Businessman
Valorie Armstrong
as Woman in Lobby
Rhonda Hansome
as Bermuda
William Gallo
as Carlos
Norman Large
as Polite Husband
Alex Statler
as Night Doorman
Harvey Keenan
as Man in Car
James Patrick Dunne
as Lounge Pianist
Don Feldstein
as Desk Clerk
Patrick D. Stuart
as Day Bellhop
Marvin Braverman
as Room Service Waiter
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
R. Darrell Hunter
as Darryl, The Limo Driver
Bruce Eckstut
as `Alfredo'
Allan Kent
as Waiter
Karin Calabro
as `Violetta'
Jeff Michalski
as Day Doorman
Douglas Stitzel
as American Businessman
Reed Anthony
as Cruiser
Kathi Marshall
as Day Desk Clerk
Steve Restivo
as Italian Businessman
Julie Paris
as Rachel
Shane Ross
as Marie
Lynda Goodfriend
as Tourist Woman
Laurelle Brooks
as Night Desk Clerk
Scott A. Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Marty Nadler
as Tourist Man
Minda Burr
as Saleswoman
Carol Williard
as Saleswoman
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Sen. Adams
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Lloyd Williams
as Bellhop
Alex Staltler
as Night Doorman
Barbara Knox
as Waitress
Lucinda Sue Crosby
as Olsen Sister
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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (10)

This is old-fashioned, assembly-line moviemaking without the old panache.

Full Review… | February 3, 2009
TIME Magazine
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Pic's casting is astute, with Gere underplaying like a sturdy ballet star who hoists the ballerina Roberts on his shoulders.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Top Critic

It's saying Roberts' character becomes a better person when she lands a rich guy and learns to cry at the opera.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

He pays her $3,000 and they fall in love -- ain't Hollywood grand?

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

For a film that attempts to satirise snooty materialism, it focuses too pantingly on the designer labels, and comes down firmly on the side of 'rich is better'.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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It is something special.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Pretty Woman


Even if completely unrealistic, it is easy to enjoy this delightful little Cinderella story that works so well thanks to the chemistry between the two leads and the delicious dialogue, while Julia Roberts puts in a very adorable performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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This is a great romcom that is a classic even till this day! I believe it was one of Roberts major breakthrough films and i think we can see why! Its a lovely romcom that is enjoyable to watch and smile with! Very much worth the watch!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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classic story

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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