Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
Because of his extreme wealth and suave good looks, Edward Lewis could seemingly have any woman he wants, that committed significant other which he needs on his arm at social events to further how he makes his money as a corporate raider. However, he focuses more on his corporate raiding pursuits with his partner in crime, Philip Stuckey, his lawyer of ten years, than those women, with every significant other he's had in his life feeling neglected and eventually leaving him, this fact about which he is just coming to the realization. In Beverly Hills, Edward, in needing that woman on his arms as he and Philip work toward taking over the company owned by the increasingly insolvent James Morse, decides, based on a chance encounter, to hire Hollywood Boulevard hooker Vivian Ward as his escort for the week 24/7. He does so because he wants to have a professional who would be committed to the work, yet not have any commitments to her after the week is over. Beyond their chance encounter, ...Written by
When Edward asks the hotel manager to return the ruby necklace set to 'Fred's', the aforementioned jewellers can clearly be seen in the background. See more »
The clothes Vivian is holding at the lift when leaving Edward. See more »
Magician at party:
No matter what they say, it's all about money. So let's imagine, ladies, that you're a savings and loan officer. Watch - one, two, three; see, you've got it all, and we've got nothing. You've got all four, take a look.
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The TV version has Kit saying "Cinderella" rather than "Cinde-f**kin'-rella" when she's trying to cheer Vivian up. Scene is re-shot so Kit's mouth matches dialog, rather than just a re-dub. See more »
"Pretty Woman" was a movie with the most screwed up morals and message in Hollywood history and that covers a lot of history and movies. It was based on a myth and a fairy tale.
The Myth: "The whore with the heart of gold." Right.
Those are around.
No doubt about it.
But what are the chances of finding one? A gillion to one? A gazillion to one? No. That's rude. But the chances are slim. And then, after you think you've found her, she has to fit into your life style. That is, unless you decide to try to fit into her life style. One way or another, there have to changes as in every coming together of two lives with two separate loads of baggage.
Why do women in porn often marry men in porn? If they marry at all.
The answer is obvious. No one else could cope with the baggage.
Two people "enduring" each other for a period of time is tough enough when both are pure as gold. A tainted past is something that will always be there.
The Fairy Tale: Cinderella of course.
That is probably the best fairy tale ever written because it encompasses the dream of so many women from childhood on.
But the image of a millionaire prince snatching them our of their trailer park is ludicrous unless he happens to be constantly drunk, such as the Dudley Moore character in "Arthur".
Don't get me wrong. The movie had totally screwed up morals and messages, but it was great movie-making. It is not the job of movies to enrich and enlighten the audience. It is the job of movies to entertain and make money.
And that is what "Pretty Woman" did.
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