‘Pretty Woman’: Seven Movies and TV Shows That Feature a Nod to this Classic Romantic Comedy

by Jeremy Spirogis
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When Pretty Woman got here out in 1990, it turned a touchstone instantly, and never as a result of it was launched by Touchstone Pictures. Not solely did it make Julia Roberts a star, however you possibly can say “I want the fairy tale” or “big mistake, huge” and most of the people know what you’re speaking about. That’s why individuals are nonetheless speaking concerning the movie 30 years later. 

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains some spoilers for the movies mentioned.]

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Richard Gere and Julia Roberts | Buena Vista/Getty Images

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Pretty Woman has been so influential, it’s discovered it’s means into different motion pictures and TV reveals. The actual world fell in love with Edward (Richard Gere) and Vivian (Roberts) so arduous that fictional characters did too! These aren’t the entire Pretty Woman references you’ll find. There have been many extra, however these are among the greatest ones.

‘Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion’ – Touched by ‘Pretty Woman’

Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa Kudrow) suppose they’re higher than Pretty Woman. They watch it to mock it like their very own Mystery Science Theater 3000. Even they’ll’t assist feeling the magic when the imply Beverly Hills shopkeeper sends Vivian away.

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L-R: Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino | Getty Images

‘Seinfeld’ owns Pretty Woman’

Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George (Jason Alexander) and Kramer (Michael Richards) have to be probably the most cynical bunch with regards to courting. That’s why it’s so shocking that Jerry owns the rom-com on VHS. Sharp eyed viewers can spot it on his shelf. Do you suppose he secretly watches it again and again at evening?

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L-R: Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards | Joey Delvalle/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

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‘She’s All That’ – Teen ‘Pretty Woman’

This makeover story has quite a bit in widespread with the Julia Roberts film already. In highschool, Zack (Freddie Prinze, Jr,) turns Remy (Rachael Leigh Cook) right into a babe. When she will get a makeover, Remy even feedback she looks like Pretty Woman with out the hooker half.

‘The Player’ – Pretty meta lady

This satire of Hollywood got here out in 1992. It’s a couple of studio government and everybody on the time was on the lookout for the subsequent Pretty Woman. So he heard a number of pitches that have been like “Out of Africa meets Pretty Woman.”

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Tim Robbins and Greta Scacchi | Michael Tighe/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

The Player has an additional nod to the film by means of a Julia Roberts cameo. Everyone who pitches suggests her for the position in a gritty, real looking drama. However, by the point they movie the film, Roberts will get a contented Hollywood ending.

‘The Sweetest Thing’ – Laugh riot

Courtney (Christina Applegate) and Christina (Cameron Diaz) have a style montage a la Vivian within the Beverly Hills outlets. Applegate has a jewellery field snapped on her fingers and begins cackling. Her snort final by the entire montage.

‘Dumb and Dumber’ – Pretty and prettier

Sorry, gals, however Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) had one of the best Pretty Woman impressed style montage. They got here out of it with vibrant orange and blue fits and even danced to the Roy Orbison track.

L-r: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels | New Line Cinema/Getty Images

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Isn’t It Romantic – The anti-‘Pretty Woman’

Pretty Woman is the film Natalie (Rebel Wilson) watches as a child that makes her hate romantic comedies. She has a degree about organising unrealistic expectations, or patriarchal ones, though Pretty Woman isn’t the one perpetrator. She may simply as simply go after Sleepless in Seattle. It’s all in good enjoyable although as she survives a rom- of her personal and out Julia’s Julia!

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