Runaway Bride

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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.

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Julia Roberts
as Maggie Carpenter
Richard Gere
as Ike Graham
Paul Dooley
as Walter Carpenter
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
Larry Miller
as Bartender
Tom Mason
as Final Wedding Pastor
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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  • Jun 15, 2012
    Richard Gere and Julia Roberts? Again??? No way, it was a pointless romantic comedy that shows off the stupidity of our screenwriter but shows off the acting ability of both our leading stars. This long and dreadful tale of a woman who has a phobia of getting married was random as hell, only watch it if you have spare time and the paint is dry.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2010
    Maggie (Julia Roberts) is the bride who is so afraid of commitment that she literally runs out on her three grooms. Ike (Richard Gere) is the reporter who writes an article on the bride that it angers her. Upon reading the damaging article, which portrays her as a heartless man-eater, Maggie complains to the newspaper, which promptly fires Ike. Afterwards, he pursues her for a personal interview and falls in love with her in the process. Hector Elizondo (also of "Pretty Woman") co-stars along with Joan Cusack and Rita Wilson. Pretty predictable stuff here! I wanted to see more soul-searching by Maggie about her fears regarding commitment.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2010
    I don't know why but this movie never caught my interest. I went to the cinema to watch it with some friends and this has been the only movie I've ever fallen asleep to in the cinema. I found it boring and very predictable. I didn't care much for this movie.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2009
    Garry Marshall directs Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in an attempt to capture the magic of thier first pairing which was 1990's Pretty Woman. Amazingly the chemistry between Roberts and Gere was still there and the film was very enjoyable, but lighting usually doesn't strike twice and although Runaway Bride is a very well made and acted film it falls short of being anything but a mediocre romance.
    Jason R Super Reviewer

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