Pretty Woman — 25 Years Later

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Copyright NBC 2015
Copyright NBC 2015

The cast and director of “Pretty Woman” reunited on the Today Show to reminisce about the movie that, improbably, made us root for a predatory finance guy and a prostitute to live happily ever after. They discussed the original script, which was not a romantic comedy but a cautionary story about drug abuse. When it was bought by Disney and given to comedy director Garry Marshall, it became a fairy tale that continues to be quoted and referred to today. Or, as Yahoo! put it, “ignoring ‘Pretty Woman’s’ 25th anniversary would be a big mistake. Big. Huge.”

Fans of the film will enjoy Vanity Fair’s gallery tribute, Time’s trivia (Gere surprised Roberts by snapping the jewelry box shut and her laugh was genuine), and this excellent assessment from Susan Wloszczyna for Woman and Hollywood.

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