Line(s) of the Day #PrettyWoman

Pretty Woman

Vivian: People put you down enough, you start to believe it.
Edward Lewis: I think you are a very bright, very special woman.
Vivian: The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the modern day fairy tale Pretty Woman (1990). In the very fondly remembered film, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall in love despite vast differences in personality, wealth and social standing.


29 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #PrettyWoman

  1. A wonderful line you have picked out Alex. That image just reminded me of how uptight Edward is seen to be at the start. That hot shot lawyer who stays in his suit with utter importance and ignorance to Vivian’s personality which is blended together in such a bemusing but charming manner as the movie progresses, he truly does see alot more past her eccentric demeanour, a woman who has been left hurt and vunerable than she comes across and simply a ‘pretty woman’ who needed much love and an opportunity to show her true worth.

    • It’s a great line and very true. I thought about using the one at the end too, about him rescuing her and then her rescuing him back too. Some of my favourite scenes involve the hotel managers. I love actors who can steal scenes with even a small amount of lines.

      • Agreed. I really admired Barney Thompson thr hotel manager I believe. Edward says to him “I think we both know she’s not my niece” to which a sophisticated, polite Barney responds “ofcourse”. The way he says it seems so charming and makes you smile or smirk rather.

      • I saw an interview wit the director and he quoted how he always tried to use that same actor in all his films. When he calls in a friend to help her find an outfit is lovely. And teaching her to use the cutlery. “It is difficult to let go of something so beautiful.”

      • I don’t reall either but had a look. Hector Elizondo was on Last Man Standing with Tim Allen, but then they did a spin off from it and it’s been cancelled after a season.

      • Hallmark picked the show up for its family values. There is a place where Tim Allen’s character says outspoken things against Hillary Clinton. It may not have gone off well in the general channel it was on before.

      • It’s too bad, though. Everyone should be allowed free speech and since his daughters on the show are liberal Democrats, his being a right wing should have not bothered anyone. Kind of created a political balance. . . πŸ™‚

  2. Oops! Hope that didn’t send it off into posting my comment! I was going to add that the Tim Allen comedy has the actor who is the discreet hotel manager in the “Last Man Standing.”
    His name is Hector Elizondo. I cannot believe he is 80 years old. He doesn’t age! πŸ™‚
    If I sent the first comment off, go ahead and delete it, Alex. Pretty Woman is a wonderful movie which showed us how two actors can really enjoy and develop their characters subtly and slowly evolving. It is like the old “Pygmalion” plot and then later, “My Fair Lady.” Which isn’t it ironic both have a pivotal race track scene where the female character is dressed up and being “shown off.” πŸ™‚

    • Yes, very true. It’s a scene that really shows how much she stands out in a refreshing and genuine way. Okay, deleted πŸ™‚ And yes, he doesn’t. He has such wonderful warmth. I remember him from The Princess Diaries and a superbly acted Columbo episode.

      • Oooh, I wish I remembered the Columbo episode! A great character actor and just seems younger than his age. His Last Man Standing show is on Hallmark and repeats a lot of the episodes. He talks about many wives and being a little wild in his younger days while “in character.” Yes, “The Princess Diaries!” I’m sure his filmography is a rather fine and long list of films.

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