“Beauty is only in the perspective eye of the beholder.” (An analysis of Garry Marshall’s – Pretty Woman)

Pretty is the same as beautiful. Right?. But people have different sets of standards when it comes to beauty. It is actually a broad thing to consider when you think about it. Beauty has no definite, shape, size or anything to consider, the reason why it is like that it’s because we’re all in from different perspectives.

The movie directed by Garry Marshal produced from the book of J Lawton had been a smashing hit in the viewers back in the days. When you even beget to hear the tune of “pretty woman.” Everyone just sings to the tune and reviews the story.


I hated “beauty” before. I hated the fact that someone has to be admired for that one thing that they possess, beautiful smile, good looks, a perfectly fine body, everything. When you see the real me – you have every thought to judge me as not beautiful. But, hold it right there. I did say it was back then – now. I’ve got a new definition of beauty that can fit for everyone – it’s called equality.

“I have come to realize that making yourself happy is the most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want – and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” – Demi Lovato

One thing that I have to tell everyone is that you deserve to love and be loved. Nobody is worth of hate or anything that will probably wreck them in the near future. We’ve all had stuffs in our life that brought us down, even the “so-called” beautiful people suffer the same way we do. You see that we often suffer. Because we’re ugly. Too fat, too skinny, too brain dumb – anything you can think of. Beautiful people also encounter the same things when you’re like beautiful in the eyes of society you are expected to play the same role everyday and flavor to all of it. Many “beautiful” people cannot be even taken seriously because, they are considered as idols, or worse, sex objects.


Julia Roberts here is a hooker, she is the main female lead in the story. Alongside Richard Gere who is a famous businessman who sells business all his life – he doesn’t care about those feelings to consider at all – as long as he makes money, he does, he sells, he makes himself rise to the top?. Go. Nothing will stop that man. While Julia here is just this woman who’s engaged into prostitution – of course like most girls – she’s forced into that kind of job in order to get something out of her to live – survive life – rather.

They’re known in the story as Richard and Vivian. They weren’t supposed to meet – he was just continuing with his everyday routine – supposed to stay in a hotel in a week for vacation, to take a break from his ex-girlfriend and all the stress about the job.

But, fate played with them. He doesn’t know on how to control the car properly. He ended up to where Vivian and her friend – Kit de Luca. Kit told her to make a move on him – of course for money. She agreed to play the role – as always. It didn’t seem off to her at all. She was fixated to that idea all her life.

This is supposed to be the typical “I fell for this prostitute story. I’ll make her mine and only mine kind of story.” But – it surprised me when it was more than that. Vivian was treated fine like a lady and for the first time – she felt respected.

The film was initially conceived to be a dark drama about sex work in Los Angeles in the 1980s. The relationship between Vivian and Edward also originally harboured controversial themes, including the concept of having Vivian addicted to drugs; part of the deal was that she had to stay off cocaine for a week, because she needed the money to go to Disneyland. Edward eventually throws her out of his car and drives off. The movie was scripted to end with Vivian and her sex worker friend on the bus to Disneyland.These traits, considered by producer Laura Ziskin to be detrimental to the otherwise sympathetic portrayal of her, were removed or incorporated into the character of Kit.

This was how the movie’s supposed to run. But instead the biggest conflict that faced here was when Edward told Philip that Vivian is indeed a hooker and Marshall wants to take her on his accord after Edward is considered to be “done with her.”

Vivian hated the fact that just as when she is treated as a fine lady she was reminded – that she’s just a cheap hooker who’s begging sex for money on Edward and all the other men she’s been with. She got into a fight with Edward and wanted to disappear for good. But the shocking thing was Edward did fell in love with her and he wanted to treat her right and keep her for good.

I have to admit – that in our society – nothing lasts forever. Including love, there are people who wanted to be with their desired crushes for the feeling of fame – completeness – popularity raise – whatever. But, this movie made me realize that true love still lies – there is still a chance probably that somewhere, somehow – there is someone who has the strong desire of doing all good things for you – whether you’re meant for single blessedness or with a partner.

When I was a little girl, my mama used to lock me in the attic when I was bad, which was pretty often. And I would- I would pretend I was a princess… trapped in a tower by a wicked queen. And then suddenly this knight… on a white horse with these colors flying would come charging up and draw his sword. And I would wave. And he would climb up the tower and rescue me. But never in all the time… that I had this dream did the knight say to me, “Come on, baby, I’ll put you up in a great condo.” – Vivian Ward

Guys. Let me tell you – one little thing. Every girl dreamed of becoming a princess. Being up in the castle crying for help, wearing this gown that fitted their personality with a match to their hair. To cut it short. A girl has always been fragile they’re afraid of people “breaking them.” They care too much on emotions and they tend to over think stuff, so if you got to grab a great girl who treats you right? – who loves you more than herself. Keep her, for she’s the best for you.

And Girls. Of course I’m all for equality so you get to read my note as well. Never expect your guy – to always be strong – there are times that they are weak and probably there  are days where they don’t reach your expectations. But, if they’re trying their best for you – you see that he does stuff that only you can see and witness –he’s yours to keep.

They say that dealing with the opposite sex has always been so hard, for males we’re like the connect the dots puzzle and females were like the crosswords – males tend to look straight and females look for other stuffs to consider.

But at the end of the day. They’re just both princes’ and princess’ there’s the presence of beauty for every little thing that they do. We just don’t see it – sometimes. Because we tend to rise up our pride and stand for our own understanding which is not clearly that good.


“ So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her ?.. She rescues him right back.”

There is a reason why it is called fairy tale. It’s tales of beautiful collection of stuffs – it may not be fairly possible but it’s not that impossible as well when you think things through and put stuff into action.


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