Pretty Woman

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Pretty Woman may be a yuppie fantasy, but the film's slick comedy, soundtrack, and casting can overcome misgivings.



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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.

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Julia Roberts
as Vivian Ward
Richard Gere
as Edward Lewis
Hector Elizondo
as Barney Thompson
Ralph Bellamy
as James Morse
Jason Alexander
as Philip Stuckey
Laura San Giacomo
as Kit De Luca
Alex Hyde-White
as David Morse
Amy Yasbeck
as Elizabeth Stuckey
Larry Miller
as Hollister
Hank Azaria
as Detective
Jason Randal
as Magician
Larry Hankin
as Landlord
Lucinda Crosby
as Olsen Sister
Harvey Keenan
as Man in Car
Reed Anthony
as Cruiser
Alex Staltler
as Night Doorman
Scott Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Patrick Richwood
as Night Elevator Operator Dennis
Kathi Marshall
as Day Desk Clerk
Laurelle Brooks
as Night Desk Clerk
Don Feldstein
as Desk Clerk
Marvin Braverman
as Room Service Waiter
Alex Statler
as Night Doorman
Jeff Michalski
as Day Doorman
Patrick D. Stuart
as Day Bellhop
R. Darrell Hunter
as Darryl, The Limo Driver
James Patrick Dunne
as Lounge Pianist
Valorie Armstrong
as Woman in Lobby
Steve Restivo
as Italian Businessman
Rodney Kageyama
as Japanese Businessman
Douglas Stitzel
as American Businessman
Dey Young
as Snobby Saleswoman
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Allan Kent
as Waiter
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Sen. Adams
Calvin Remsberg
as Sodstomping Announcer
Lloyd Nelson
as Game Announcer
Norman Large
as Polite Husband
Tracy Reiner
as Woman at Car
Tom Nolan
as Vance
Karin Calabro
as `Violetta'
Bruce Eckstut
as `Alfredo'
Tracy Bjork
as Female Guest
Gary Greene
as Male Guest
Marty Nadler
as Tourist Man
Lynda Goodfriend
as Tourist Woman
Carol Williard
as Saleswoman
Minda Burr
as Saleswoman
Robyn Peterson
as Saleswoman
Lucinda Sue Crosby
as Olsen Sister
Mariann Aalda
as Saleswoman
Nancy Locke
as Olsen Sister
Barbara Knox
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Woman

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (15)

  • The movie's most outrageous high-concept moment - the stretch limo, private jet, opera - is pure camp.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [T]here's nothing light about this movie's comic touch.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Roberts smile - full-lipped, a mile wide and gleaming - is the closest the movies have yet come to capturing sunshine. Such dazzle should not be taken lightly.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie displays an almost preternatural disregard for women's feelings - call it Pygmalion, with a heavy accent on the first syllable - but the comedy is so slickly delivered that audiences may be content with chuckling over its polished surface ...

    Mar 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.

    Feb 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • This is old-fashioned, assembly-line moviemaking without the old panache.

    Feb 3, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pretty Woman

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Entertaining, but its not a very memorable movie
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    Despite the cliché, Pretty Woman is memorable, compounded by great performances from Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Formulaic, but beloved, Pretty Woman thrives on a perfect dream, perhaps a wild and modern interpretation of Cinderella.
    Jan Marc M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2011
    Entertaining, but its not a very memorable movie
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2010
    All time classic, great chemistry between the two actors.
    Nadira I Super Reviewer

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