We want this to be a beautiful story. We do. But this is where all the battles should be fought, in terms of sexism and gender roles. This movie relates to the scene in Eyes Wide Shut, when Tom Cruise's character is with a prostitute. By "contrast" to what he was about to do, he decides that he is a good guy. Here, the good guy is just someone hiring a prostitute. In both cases, the prostitute served a purpose.(cont)
2-2.5. There is an undeniable charm to it, and Julia Roberts gives a great performance as the titular character. Her facial acting during the opera scene is particularly noteworthy. That being said, as others have mentioned, it kind of glosses over serious issues in favor of being what it is. It's not easy to leave being a prostitute behind, and the topic doesn't quite mesh with the Cinderella/Pygmalion model here.
I have been procrastinating for so long to watch it, but tonight I finally gave up and what a lovely trouble-in-paradise love story! Vivian is so relatable and girl next door ish. Dried up ladies would never be able to rock those wild red curls, baby!
A pretty good romance. Julia Roberts looks specially amazing. Although the story may seem a little cliche, it is developed in a sweet and beautiful way, with the right amount of fun. It is with no surprise that it became a classic.
Jamás la había visto completa y, para mi sorpresa, resultó ser una película muy digna, con personajes muy bien construidos e interpretados y con toques dramáticos inusuales en la mayoría de las comedias románticas hollywoodenses. El final es tremendo, digno de Billy Wilder.