'Pretty Woman' is about a prostitute named Vivian, played by Julia Roberts, that finds herself in the employment of a very rich man named Edward, played by Richard Gere, that spends most of his time working.
Vivian does her thing and talks Edward into hiring her for the week for the amount of $3000. In order for her to do her job, she must go shopping for some new clothes. She encounters the first signs of prejudice when the store clerk will not wait on her. On her way back up to the hotel room the hotel manager stops her and to her surprise, he helps her in every way he can.
As the film progresses, Vivian starts to fall in love with Edward. When Edward's lawyer discovers Vivian's true identity, he tries to attack her, but Edward intervenes. Vivian then realizes that she could never belong in Edward's world.
After the week is over, Edward gives Vivian her pay. She goes home and starts to pack. She wants to go back to school and make something of her life, but at the same time she is missing Edward. Just before she is ready to leave, Edward pulls up in a while limo and climbs the fire escape, just like in one of Vivian's dreams.
The film is entertaining and is the ultimate fairy tale come true, but what does this film say to it's young viewer's.
The film implies a that a woman, in order to be 'pretty,' must be thin, young, and provocative. I wander what the ratings of this film would have been if a heavy-set, woman wearing no make up was cast as the leading role. An intriguing look into Hollywood film.