Runaway Bride (1999)



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

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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.
PG (for language and some suggestive dialogue)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Julia Roberts
as Maggie Carpenter
Richard Gere
as Ike Graham
Joan Cusack
as Peggy
Paul Dooley
as Walter Carpenter
Rita Wilson
as Ellie
Donal Logue
as Priest Brian
Jane Morris
as Mrs. Pressman
Reg Rogers
as George Bug Guy
Yul Vázquez
as Dead Head Gill
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Elaine from Manhattan
Kathleen Marshall
as Cousin Cindy
Jean Schertler
as Grandma
Tom Hines
as Cory
Larry Miller
as Bartender
Tom Mason
as Final Wedding Pastor
Garret Wright
as Dennis
Sela Ward
as Woman in Bar
Marvin Braverman
as T-Shirt Vendor
Yvonne Pollack
as T-Shirt Lady
Joy Rosenthal
as Limo Woman
John Goldman
as Construction Man
Sandra Taylor
as Model Shelby
Thong Duy Nguyen
as Fashion Shoot Photographer
Karen Stirgwolt
as Officer Worker Frances
Lee McKenna
as Mrs. Whittenmeyer
Marty Nadler
as Traveling Salesman
Allan Kent
as Mr. Trout
James Richardson
as Mr. Paxton
Duncan Lam
as Dragged Little Boy
Julie Paris
as Reporter Murphy
Dina Napoli
as Reporter Dina
Jacqui Allen
as Reporter Jacqui
Jack Hoffman
as Reporter Jack
Cheryl Frazel
as Reporter Cheryl
Tiffany Paulsen
as Reporter Tiffany
Gregg Goulet
as Church Organist
Shannon Wilcox
as Luau Lady
Diana Kent
as Hula Girl
Diane Frazen
as Wedding Guest Diane
Karla Pattur
as Church Teacher Karla
Linda Larkin
as Gill's Girlfriend
William Todd Crosby
as Barbershop Quartet Member
Robert Lee Jones
as Barbershop Quartet Member
Joseph William Andrews
as Barbershop Quartet Member
Eugene Walker Jackson Jr.
as Barbershop Quartet Member
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Critic Reviews for Runaway Bride

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It works without exactly showing signs of life.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

Gere and an almost ethereally radiant Roberts have never been better than in this sometimes herky-jerky breeze, which keeps improving as it goes.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
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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
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
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

actually good, cool scene with miles davis record

danny d
danny d

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