A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
Ike Graham has his own by-lined column in USA Today, which he usually uses as a forum to rail against the opposite sex. For his latest column which he writes at the last minute as usual, he, based on some information from a stranger in a bar about a woman he knows of back home, includes the story of still single Hale, Maryland residing Maggie Carpenter, who is known as the "Runaway Bride" since she has been engaged multiple times, but always leaves her betrothed standing at the altar. Because an incensed Maggie complains to the newspaper for factual inaccuracies in her story, Ike is fired, but he realizes that the story still has some life in it and thus decides to go to Hale to do further investigation. He finds that Maggie is again engaged, now for the fourth time, this time to high school football coach and adventurist Bob Kelly, who is confident enough in himself to know he will be different than the previous three grooms. When Maggie finds out that her arch enemy Ike is in town, ... Written by
When Ike is telling Maggie about his mother's desire that he author books, and his father's goals for him, neither of which he achieved, he tells Maggie that everyone knows "journalism is literature in a hurry." Although not attributed, this is a quote from a toast given by an English Magistrate, Sir Francis Jeune, although it has been incorrectly attributed to Mathew Arnold, a British Poet and cultural critic, and Lord Morley,a British Liberal Statesman and publisher. See more »
Maggie presents Ike with a gift of the 'Miles Davis' album "Kind of Blue." The closeup shot is that of the original 1950's album cover. The camera cuts to a shot of the two of them in the doorway, and the album cover has changed to the "Columbia Jazz Masters" reissue cover from much later. See more »
You're a cynical, exploitive, mean-hearted creep who wouldn't know real love if it bit him in the armpit.
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After all of the credits have run, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts are seen throwing snowballs. See more »
It Never Entered My Mind
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, adivision of Capitol Records Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets See more »
This movie was a light hearted comedy as expected. I could not help comparing it to Pretty Woman, and it fell short. I wanted to love this movie as much as I did Pretty Woman, but Garry Marshall dropped the ball.
It was so obvious to me what was missing from the formula.
It had a weak musical background sound track when it should have had a score that would carry your emotions to a climax. Pretty Woman used the love duet from La Traviata. The second thing it was missing was some better defined sub characters. The actors were wooden, and it was harmful. Remember the elevator boy in Pretty Woman? Remember the miserable sales lady in the dress shop? They were great characters. ...and of course, the theme song Prett Woman. This was a good movie, but Garry dropped the ball. He had a built in audience ready to embrace Runaway Bride, and just couldn't. Fred Auerbach
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