Sunday, 22 July 2007
Review of Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman is about a street prostitute who one day meets a rich man driving in a Lotus. Originally the man plans to use the woman but as the story progresses they fall in love.
When the street prostitute goes into nice hotels, her clothes, her behavior, etc is out of place. The two cultures collide. What I found repetitive about the movie is how it goes on and on about these differences. She doesn't know how to tip, she doesn't know how to dress, and so on. I got the message early on, but the movie had to keep giving me more and more examples of how she was different.
Not only was the ending of this movie predictable but it also made me cringe because what the man did was so embarrassing.
All in all, this movie is a encyclopedia of stereotypes, a movie that glamorizes the patriarchal worldview that rich men in fast cars will make any woman's problems disappear with the signing of a marriage certificate.