Chemistry is essential in the movie world, as it is in real life, to produce that ideal lip lock. However, in the cinema, a little music, filtered lighting, and a decent setting can all help to create the perfect atmosphere. Oh, and waves crashing on the sand or a roaring rainstorm may add to the excitement.
‘There will be no kissing. It’s a little too personal.’ Vivian (Julia Roberts), a prostitute, never kisses on the lips, so we know that when she sits on the bed and delicately kisses Edward (Richard Gere) on the lips, it signals a shift in their relationship. And when he wakes up and gently returns the kiss, no words are necessary; the kisses reveal all.
Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and based on a screenplay by J. F. Lawton that was released in 1990. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in the picture, which also includes Héctor Elizondo, Ralph Bellamy (in his final act), Laura San Giacomo, and Jason Alexander.
The narrative revolves around Vivian Ward, a down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute, and affluent businessman Edward Lewis. Vivian is recruited to be Edward’s escort for a week of business and social events, and their romance blossoms throughout her time with him. The title of the film is inspired by Roy Orbison’s 1964 song “Oh, Pretty Woman.” It is Gere and Roberts’ first on-screen collaboration; their second picture, Runaway Bride, was released in 1999.
The film has the highest amount of domestic ticket sales ever for a romantic comedy in the United States, according to Box Office Mojo, with 42,176,400 tickets sold, slightly ahead of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), which had 41,419,500 tickets sold.
The film received mixed reviews, but Roberts’ performance earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, catapulting her to prominence. J. F. Lawton, who wrote the film, was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award and a BAFTA Award.
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