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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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
Elinor Donahue
as Bridget
Larry Miller
as Hollister
William Gallo
as Carlos
Hank Azaria
as Detective
Jason Randal
as Magician
Larry Hankin
as Landlord
Lucinda Crosby
as Olsen Sister
Julie Paris
as Rachel
Rhonda Hansome
as Bermuda
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
Shane Ross
as Marie
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
Allan Kent
as Waiter
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Sen. Adams
Calvin Remsberg
as Sodstomping Announcer
Lloyd Williams
as Bellhop
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 (55) | Top Critics (10)

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

Full Review… | February 3, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Chicago Reader
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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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