Review Date: July 31, 1999
Director: Garry Marshall
Writer: Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon
Producers: Robert Cort, Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Tom Rosenberg
Julia Roberts as Maggie Carpenter
Richard Gere as Ike Graham
The general lack of suspense or believability of this film also left me ho-humming past its overstated soundtrack, which featured easy-to-follow words associated to the specific scenes, and the overdone montage sequences which are generally used to pump up a weak script. I did enjoy Joan Cusack as the quirky friend and some of the lessons learned, but overall this film lacked the much needed charisma and chemistry that made PRETTY WOMAN what it was. This film is a much better choice as video fodder on a lazy summer afternoon, and might be enjoyed by most Gere and Roberts fans, but the rest of us movie-going folk who like to see movies with plenty of romance, comedy and charm, should certify this film as bride's maid, and check out the ultimate bride, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (10/10).