My wife was shocked that I had never seen Pretty Woman up until the other night. Granted I was 2 years old when this movie came out and by the time I was age-appropriate enough to watch it, it was a pretty old movie. But it was one of the first movies to catapult Julia Roberts into super stardom.
Julia Roberts plays a woman named Vivian Ward who meets strange men every night on Hollywood Boulevard. Instead this night, her client is a lovable millionaire who just wanted directions rather than the usual “company.”
It becomes obvious that he’s rather smitten with her and doesn’t mind arranging a week of spending time with her in exchange for a pretty sizable fee.
And she gets to soon learn of all the great things about the upper class. Despite her profession, she gets to live like a princess. But what happens when the week is over?
One of the first things I noticed while watching Pretty Woman was Jason Alexander. This was a few years before Seinfeld but by the end of the movie, I would have chased him off with a baseball bat because of the actions of his character.
I also enjoyed the scene where Vivian gets her revenge on a sales clerk who treated her wrongly and snobbishly.
I wouldn’t call Pretty Woman one of my favorite films of all time but I definitely enjoyed watching it. I’m not the biggest fan of Julia Roberts (but I don’t dislike her either) but I can see why this movie helped make her the name she is today.
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I love this movie! Even with how old it is, it can still hold a viewers attention.