• Runaway Bride (1999)

Runaway Bride

Release Date: July 30th, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2000

PG |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Having already left three grooms at the altar, Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is branded "the runaway bride" by jaded city journalist Ike Graham (Richard Gere). But, after his facts are called into question, Ike races to Maggie's hometown to save his reputation and report on her upcoming fourth trip down the aisle -- during which he's convinced she'll run again. Though he's there on a muckraking mission, Ike can't help but fall for this breathtaking heartbreaker.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Héctor Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley, Christopher Meloni, Donal Logue

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Interscope Communications, Touchstone Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista International [us], Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Forbidden love, Friend, Love triangle, Heartwarming, Small town, 1990s, New York City, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The movie-calendar equivalent of last July's "Six Days, Seven Nights," this star-powered romance overcomes a shaky start to outpace that passable confection by several runaway laps.

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Wonderful characters keep the movie from gagging on sweetness. show more

  • 63
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    It's no Runaway success, but Gere and Roberts still glow.

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