In no particular order here are some of my favourite scenes from the
movie. Tell us yours by posting in the forum.
The Dental Floss
This is the key scene of the film in my opinion, and one which changed
the audiences perceptions of Vivian as well as Edward's. We gals want
a heroine we can identify with, not a hooker sneaking drugs. Someone
paranoid about having strawberry seeds stuck between her teeth is someone
we understand. "Few people surprise me" said Edward - well thank
goodness the moviemakers surprised us.
Vivian doing Edward's tie up for him. There's that irresistible urge
we get to mother a guy and do his tie properly for him when you see
him messing up such a perfectly simple task. Maybe there's also that
secret delight in knowing that you can accidentally tighten it just
that bit too much if he's annoying you ;-)
The wonderful look on Bernard's (Hector Elizondo) face when
Vivian blows her nose on the pristine handkerchief he'd lent her to
dry her tears.
Those "slippery little suckers" at the restaurant.
Vivian watching the end of the Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn
movie Charade (a favourite of mine for much the same reason as
Pretty Woman - great onscreen chemistry and witty dialogue).
A pretty astute choice of movie to feature, considering it's about people
who aren't quite what they seem. Audrey, famously Eliza Doolittle in
the musical version of Pygmalion (My Fair Lady), acting
opposite the grey haired but still sexy Cary Grant. Why the publicity
department felt they needed to give Gere brown hair on the posters for
Pretty Woman I just don't know. I never ever swooned over the
guy until he went grey, in fact I didn't find him in the least attractive
before - not even in An Officer and a Gentleman (though my friends
thought I was crazy).
The piano scene - because it reminds me of someone (oh no you don't,
wash your mind out with soap - I mean a guy who used to compose his
own music and play the piano like that. Honest!)
The Dress Shop
Vivian putting the stuck up cows in the dress shop in place for not
serving her the day before. Go chew on that ladies.
The Good Time
"If I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time." Vivian
thanks Edward in the elevator, and the operator appears to go "Aww,
cute!" to himself.
The Best Friend
Kit (Laura San Giacomo) and Vivian's "Take care you"
exchange that I still find myself using to this day (especially, for
some reason, when I'm chatting online).
The Polo Match
Which is where my reference to the colour brown on the previous
page comes in.
When I was young it seemed that every relation took one look at my
colouring and thought brown brought the auburn in my hair out best.
Well they were probably right but after years of being given tops and
dresses in every variable from mud to clay I rebelled. Not one item
that colour did I wear during all my teen years, luckily I had a cat
who loved chewing holes in jumpers which he mysteriously got hold of
moments after I unwrapped them. It wasn't until I saw Julia
in that polka dot dress that I had a change of heart and thought
well if it works for her, it really might work for me too.
"He sleeps" - one of the best kissing scenes in the movies.
Proving that the most gentle of touches can provide the most heat. If
ever a couple had on screen chemistry it was Gere and Roberts in that
The Blue Banana
If you've been lucky enough to see the 10th Anniversary Edition/Director's
Cut of the movie I'm sure you'll agree with me that the scene outside
The Blue Banana is a gem. Talk about cool, calm and collected.
Way to go Edward! BTW Thanks to those of you in the forum who persuaded
me that the Director's Cut was worth getting. You know who you are :-)
The ending - of course! The fairy tale came true, he climbs to her
tower and rescues her and she rescues him right back. What we all wish
"This is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some
don't, but keep on dreaming."
That's just my opinion though, what makes Pretty Woman so special
in your opinion? Which scenes did you love ? Even if you hated the movie
we'd love to hear from you in the forum.
Pretty Woman Quotes
- Movie Cat