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Before I begin, I think the reason certain people have been disappointed
with this film is that they LOVED "Pretty Woman". I didn't. I did,
however, really enjoy "Runaway Bride". If you are going to see a reunion
Edward and Vivian, you will be disappointed. They don't show up.
Come to see Maggie and Ike and you'll enjoy yourself. True the film is fairly predictable, with the audience "guessing" at the feelings of the characters before the characters realize them, but isn't that why we see romantic comedies?
Interestingly, this film is far more realistic than many people realize. Unfortunately the men and women who - like Maggie - find themselves walking up an aisle, facing someone they don't know end up NOT running away. A lot of young women can learn about relationship strengths and weaknesses by truly comparing themselves to Maggie, and asking their boyfriends "how do I like my eggs?".
See this film, but first put "Pretty Woman" out of your mind. Socially and technically this one wins hands down in my opinion.
"Runaway Bride", starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in their first
reunion since "Pretty Woman", was a funny and romantic comedy that I liked a
lot. The only reason why I didn't give this a nine out of 10 is because
towards the end I just wanted to see them get together already. She
shouldn't have even left him the first time! I felt like the only reason
that they did that was to make the movie run a little longer.
But other than that one plot point, I liked everything; Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and Joan Cusack (especially) were great, and perfect for their roles. Check out this movie, if not on the big screen, on video.
My rating: 7 out of 10
The stars (Julia Roberts and Richard Gere) and director of "Pretty Woman" team up again for another fun romantic comedy. Roberts is the bride who is afraid of commitment that she literally runs out on her three grooms. Gere is the reporter who writes an article on the bride that it angers her and gets him fired. Afterwards, he persues her for a personal interview and falls in love with her in the process. Hector Elizondo (also of "Pretty Woman") co-stars. The chemistry between the two leads still remain strong and the PG-rated movie is about as funny as "Pretty Woman" and family-safe. My evaluation: *** out of ****.
I was ecstatic, looking forward to seeing this film, and I was ecstatic after it. The best part is that they pulled off the love story without sex, unlike (to quote David Letterman) "the cute little movie about the hooker." So, it was predictable. I thought it was very funny, wonderfully romantic and the best movie that I have seen this summer. Go see it. It's worth it.
Yes, this is a chick-flick, but there is also a sense of balance in the eternal battle of the sexes. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have incredible chemistry, bringing back the great interaction that made Pretty Woman a believable story. You end liking both Maggie and Ike and rooting for a happy ending. Credible supporting performances by Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, and Rita Wilson keeps the story moving along and adds depth in the character development of Maggie and Ike. In the end, I came out of this film feeling optimistic about my OWN chances for finding my Miss Right.
This movie was really great. It was funny and romantic. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts gave good performences and they have a good chemistry together. I recommend this movie to people of all ages. It's a blast and you'll really enjoy it!
While I never cared for Pretty Woman, I always thought Richard Gere and Julia Roberts worked very well together. Runaway Bride was great...no sex, not much swearing but a few suggestive jokes (everyone in my theater HOWLED at the grandmother's comments) and great characters. Maggie tried to be tough as she defended herself...but you could see how hurt and fed up she was at being the "fastest" joke in town. This was a very good movie, well-cast (whoever cast Joan Cusack as Peggy deserves a medal!) and very often funny. Don't miss this movie!
Sequel? What sequel? Ah yes, with the same main actors and actresses...not
forgetting the clips in the movies that reminds you of PRETTY WOMAN. For
example the balcony scene, and the bargaining of money to be paid..gosh it
almost felt like it was the SAME movie I was watching rather then the sequel
None-the-less, this is better in terms of the many good punch line given to Richard Gere in this movie. I believe he develops his part better compared to the stiff person he played in Pretty Woman.
As for Julia Roberts, hey, what can be said..she is the natural thing..I believe she plays the part so well..But have you all notice something? She has been the one asking the man for their hands in marriage in like three movies..namely MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, NOTTING HILL and last but not least RUNAWAY BRIDE.. When does she intend to give up doing this? mmm...I wonder..
Oh well, I still think at the end this is a great show and I have watched it like four times already. So I guess it is worth watching..I give it 9 out of 10. Fantastic job all of you. Last but not least, if there is going to be another sequel, please give Hector Elizondo more lines...he seems to be there but not there...if you get what I mean..Thanks.
Runaway Bride is an enjoyable romantic comedy. Yes, it isn't perfect,
the story is very predictable and repetitive, the direction is perhaps
a little too leisurely in some parts and there are parts when very
little happens. But it is a very well played romantic comedy at that.
The script is full of very funny one-liners and quotes. Whilst I had a few problems with the story, the script was fine. Julia Roberts makes the most of her role as the title character, and Richard Gere, her co-star in Pretty Woman, is his usual charming self as the somewhat over familiar love interest, and Joan Cusack is enjoyable as Roberts's friend who gives her the odd piece of advice throughout the film.
All in all, not too bad. It is predictable, like I have said too many times already, but it is well played and well scripted, so not so bad to pass the time. 7/10 Bethany Cox
Ike (Richard Gere) writes a column for a major New York City newspaper. But, he's a "last-minute" man, that is, he works better under pressure to complete each piece, barely making the paper's deadlines. One day, the inspiration pipeline is running dry and he grabs at a last minute tip to conjure up a column about a very cold-footed bride, Maggie (Julia Roberts) who has run away from the altar three times. Getting the facts seriously wrong means bye-bye Ike, as his boss and ex-wife (Rita Wilson) lets him go to avoid a lawsuit. Naturally, Ike is dismayed but, then, he is courted by another paper to do an in-depth study of Maggie, for she is about to walk down the aisle again in a matter of days. Traveling to the small city of Hale, Maryland, Ike sets up residence in the town's lovely inn and starts snooping. However, very shortly, the whole village, including Maggie, knows he's there and friends and neighbors try mightily to impede his investigation. They do this because they all have hope that Maggie's fourth nuptials will result in a marriage to the town's high school football coach, Bob (Chistopher Meloni). But, even with best friend Peggy (Joan Cusack) hovering around Maggie, could our Mags somehow be attracted to the handsome Ike, even when he's out to expose her foibles? This is a warm, funny, and touching romcom about the uncertainties in attraction, love, and marriage. How does one know for sure that their beloved is THE one? The answer here is that one must first know oneself well. The cast is a delight, with Roberts and Gere shining brightly in roles that are not necessarily predictable. The supporting troupe is also wonderful, as Cusack, Meloni, Wilson, Hector Elizondo, and others are as entertaining as they come. As for the setting, the lovely little Maryland town in the film is most beautiful and the costumes, photography, script and direction are all worthy, too. So, do not runaway from the chance to see this darling little romcom. It has some very fine lessons, love, and laughter to offer audiences of any age.
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