Friday, February 12, 2016

year 5 day 72

movie: Runaway Bride
starring: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
year: 1999
format: TV Edit

plot:a reporter covers the story about a woman who keeps leaving men at the altar. After getting him fired from the newspaper, he agrees to re-write it, and ends up falling for her himself.

The big theme here seemed to be not being true to you. There is a running gag- no pun intended- where he asks each of the exes what her favourite way to have eggs is, and each says the same as theirs. Then when he points out to her their answers, she realizes it's because she is always trying to please everyone else.
There is a scene about fifteen minutes before the end where she once again runs away, leaving the Gere character this time, and I thought that was the end of the film. Sadly, it continued and they got back together. I was sort of hoping there wasn't going to be the over the top typical happy hollywood ending.  I guess I was just hoping the "bride" would be a true villain this time around and not a victim. As you almost get the impression she's one of those types who is addicted to the big fuss of a wedding, and not so much looking for the right man.

what did i learn? On some level, everyone believes in the fairy tale.

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