by Tierney Bricker | Tue., Jul. 30, 2019 3:00 AM
It absolutely was the film 10 years into the making—in more ways than one.
Nine years after Pretty girl made Julia Roberts a star and switched Richard Gere into certainly one of Hollywood’s many sought-after leading men, the iconic pair that is on-screen reunited in Runaway Bride.
Released on July 30, 1999, Roberts and Gere once again teamed up due to their Pretty Woman manager Garry Marshall, who died in 2016, for the romantic-comedy about a little city woman therefore scared of dedication that she actually is dashed through the altar 3 times together with jaded divorced newsprint columnist determined to see her run for a 4th time. Obviously, they fall in love.
Fans sprinted towards the movie theater to start to see the set’s chemistry, making Runaway Bride, which have been into the works well with over ten years with numerous other superstars connected to star sooner or later, a more impressive blockbuster hit than Pretty girl, that has been released in 1990.
But simply as it made more income than Pretty girl does not mean it absolutely was more lucrative, as Runaway Bride did not captivate experts (earning only a 46 % fresh on bad Tomatoes) and also had certainly one of its stars later on admitting it just did not capture the secret of the past movie. (Plus, one of Roberts’ other iconic rom-coms—Notting Hill—came out simply weeks before.)