Pretty Woman

Correction: The Director's commentary on the DVD states that this is a widely believed, but incorrect observation; Julia Robert's body was used for all the shots in the film.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Edward and Vivian are at the opera, the usher askes "Will there be anything else?" And then says, "The glasses are there, Julia." The usher called her Julia istead of calling her by her character's name.

Correction: Actually he says "The glasses are there. Enjoy the opera."

Corrected entry: In the scene with Julia and her friend Kit on a patio, they sit at a table. In the middle of the scene, Kit takes a bite out of something in a bowl that must have magically appeared.

Correction: Actually, Kit doesn't take a bite out of anything. If you look closely, Kit uses the spoon in her hand to discard her gum.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Edward and Vivian are taking off to fly from L.A. to San Francisco the plane is flying south, not north. As their plane takes flight, it is shown flying toward the setting sun (west). The plane makes a very clear turn to the left (southward).

Correction: Planes don't always take off and immediately fly in the direction of their destination. Sometimes they have to be routed different ways by air traffic control because of things like weather, and other air traffic in the area.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film, Vivian, (whose face we haven't seen yet) colors in her boots with a black marker held in her right hand. Near the end of the film, as Vivian is getting ready to leave the hotel and she's signing the papers, she uses her left hand. Julia Roberts is, in fact, left handed, as opposed to the stand-in used in the initial shot.

Correction: Julia Roberts is left-handed but its quite possible for Vivian to be ambidextrous.

Correction: Quick google check says she's left-handed not ambidextrous. This entry shouldn't be corrected.

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Whether Julia Roberts is left-handed is irrelevant. Her character could still be ambidextrous.

Corrected entry: When Edward and Vivian first go to the penthouse, Edward puts the door card in the slot, magnetic strip side facing the camera. In the next shot, the magnetic strip is facing away from the camera.

Correction: Yes, he is having trouble with getting the door to open, this is deliberate. He even says, "I miss keys!"

Corrected entry: In the scene in the park when Edward is reading to Vivian, he has his shoes on, then off, then the camera pans back and his shoes are on again.

Correction: Edward takes the day off to go to the park with Vivian. The scenes are random clips from several hours spent at the park, so it is possible that he may have taken his shoes off, then the next scene is from later in the day when he had put them back on - possibly to take a walk.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie we see Vivian in the back of the limo. The next day Edward is supposed to be in the same limo, however the interior is completely different. (For easy reference, Vivian's limo has a grab handle and Edward's does not.) You will see lots of differences once you look. For instance, out the back window of Vivian's limo you can see that wing spoiler. You can't see the wing out of Edwards back window, however you can see the wing from the exterior shot of Edward standing up through the sunroof of the limo.

Correction: It's not supposed to be the same limo. Nowhere in the movie do they claim that it is.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning, when Vivian is approaching Edward's car, she approaches the car from the wrong side. She comes from the front of the car even though the scene shows her coming from behind.

Correction: Edward drives past Vivian and Kit, so she has to walk to the car from behind it. She walks slightly towards the front of the car to look at who's driving, and then walks back to place herself in the passenger window.

Corrected entry: In the shopping spree scene, when Vivian leaves the first store with her bags, she has a black clutch purse under her right arm. She then stops in the store that refused to help her the previous day and she holds both arms straight out, showing the sales people all her purchases. There's no clutch purse anywhere to be seen. Then when she enters the hotel, it's back.

Correction: If you look closely, she has garment bags hung over her right arm, and she is holding the purse in her hand, underneath the garment bags. When she extends her arms, you can see the shiny black purse.

Corrected entry: When Gere and Roberts are taking a bath, the first scene shows Gere's toe touching the bath tap. But in the next scene they have the bath tap on their right.

Correction: There are two faucets on the tub, which can be seen in the scene where Edward first makes his offer to Vivian (when she's singing "Kiss" in the bathtub).

Corrected entry: When Vivian is bathing Edward in the tub, the scene cuts from her poking her toe into the faucet spigot, to them lying with their heads adjacent to the spigot. (01:05:00 - 01:08:00)

Correction: If you watch when she's first in the tub and Edward's on the phone, it shows a faucet at her feet and a second one by her head.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after Vivian's first night at the hotel, room service brings breakfast. When she's eating a croissant it cuts to a shot of Edward, and when it cuts back to Vivian she's eating a pancake which goes from being half done, to being a whole pancake again. (00:30:55)

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Question: Is there any particular reason Julia Robert's dress was changed from the blue and white dress she wears at the beginning of the movie to a black and pink version of the same dress on the movie poster and film/disc cover? I've always wondered why - there's really no reason for the change.


Chosen answer: Posters are usually designed long after the film has been made, and by the marketing department. Decisions about the outfit may have been based solely on what was considered best by the marketing department (for instance, to match the color of the lettering in the title.) Also, Julia Roberts' head has been super-imposed onto a model's body in the poster image (just as Richard Gere's hair has been darkened). These are all creative marketing decisions.

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