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Runaway Bride (DVD)
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Runaway Bride (DVD)
Disadvantages: None at all I love this film
Runaway Bride is the second film starring both Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, made in 1999 a whole ten years after the pretty woman partnership by the same director Garry Marshall. This was actually made instead of a pretty woman sequel though is a completely story!
Film Only Review:
Ike Graham works in New York for his ex wife Ellie (Rita Wilson) as a reporter. He writes articles for a papr basically about women and his opinions on them and dating and so on...to which he isnt really all that liked by the women folk for lol. He hears a story in a bar one night after having no inspiration on an article to write from a man about a woman in Hale, Maryland (a small community way out yonder) about a lady called Maggie Carpenter who leaves lots of men at the alter and later gets the name the runaway bride.
Ike, without meeting her or knowing all the facts prints a story about Maggie, full of halftruths and lots of things that really arnt true after taking the man in the bars word for it which leads to him being sacked. Annoyed, Ike later gets the thumbs up from Ellies husband Fisher (Hector Elizando who played the porter role in Pretty woman) to go try to prove he's right so off he goes.
In the meantime the reason he's got sacked was because of Maggie. She wrote a leter to the paper and got an apoloogy, Ike turns up and it doesn't take long for her and her friends to work out who Ike is with his polished shoes and snappy city dress.
Maggie doesn't want to know Ike but Ike is determined to get to the truth of who she is and to prove shes a man eater, Maggie though is preparing to actually marry this time as she knows she has issues and thats why she has run away from three previous marriages. This time the lucky man is football coach Bob (Christopher Meloni).
As Ike delves into Maggies life, even seeing the three previous wedding tapes where she runs and talks to her friends and family about Maggie (even they like him) he cant help but like her. Will Maggie marry though or run as she always has don? Will chemistry provail between her and Ike and will their ever be a wedding...watch and find out cos Im not spoiling it for you!
This is one of my favourite films of all times. Its so reminiscent of pretty woman albeiit a differenct story. Richard Gere is one sexy man and his acting skills are superb. Julia Roberts plays Maggie with a sensitivity and a quirkiness only she can and I really did warm to her character which is complex. The musics good, the actings good and I wont lie it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the end coming from a mile off but its a lovely mix of laugh out loud moments and an ending I was begging in my head to happen and for that reason this dvd has a very well deserved place in my ever growing dvd collection! A lovely film and one for the family this one even though its pg rated, I dont know why it is lol.
Summary: Great ending and a heart warming tale or meeting the right person...eventually