Everyone has an opinion on the Oscar nominated, Golden Globe award winning movie starring acclaimed actress Julia Roberts. It is one of my favorite movies. The woman falls in love with the handsome, loving, rich prince who takes her away in his limo. It is like a modern day Cinderella, I think.
However, many would say that its just a woman who needs help financially, and a man who likes to pay to control people. So, he got what he wanted, and so does she. It’s just a working relationship. Here is a brief summary of the movie.
Pretty Woman is a modern tale of a woman who had a hard life and still finds love. It stars a young woman named Vivian who moves out to Hollywood. Like many people who move there, she was looking for success. Unfortunately, life put her in a desperate place, and she turned to prostitution to make ends meet alongside her friend.
Coincidently, Vivian meets Edwards while she was “working” at a prostitute on the streets. He paid her to “show him a good time”. Strictly business, right? They soon realize that they are more alike then they think. Neither really was close to their parents, and both tried really hard to hide their emotions from people. Vivian grows on Edward. She becomes a confidant to him.
In the end, Edward has to decide if he’ll accept her for who she is, or if he will just let her walk away. Amidst all the phony gold digging woman he was used to, she was refreshingly real. True love reigns in this love story. True love or opportunity? You be the judge.