• Pretty Woman (1990)

Pretty Woman

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2000

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, Héctor Elizondo, Alex Hyde-White, Amy Yasbeck

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Romantic comedy , Romance

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Friend, Lighthearted, Forbidden love, Los Angeles, Hotel, Love, Endearing, Friendship, Transformation, 1990s, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The intelligence and wit of this glass-slipper heart-of-gold fantasy are shocking. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The sweetest and most openhearted love fable since "The Princess Bride." show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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 charms. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)