Movie Review: Runaway Bride

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Julia Roberts, Richard Gere starring movie “ runaway bride” is reviewed by a lot of people. Many of these reviews are acceptable though a lot more are very much out of context and have no sense of understanding for the multi starer movie. Review One such review came across my sight. This review is by Cynthia Fuchs Pop Matters Film Editor taken from http://popmatters.com/film/reviews/r/runaway-bride.html. The lady has no doubt reviewed the movie but the review, which comprises of around 9 paragraphs, has more than 5 paragraphs containing nothing but her sympathies and care for Julia Roberts, the main lead of the movie. I am not stopping her from liking some one and expressing her concerns for that particular person, but all this can be done in any other article exclusively written for Julia. There is no doubt that the movie was an average and was just meant for the fans as after watching pretty women people were expecting more from Roberts-Gere duo but alas! I personally liked the movie my self as I m a huge fan of the duo and I love to read reviews before and after watching a movie as this gives me more insight to the film. This habit of mine is just like any other average American or for that matter any other individual as people want to read reviews to get to know more about the movie, its cast, how they are performing, the technical aspects of the film, the sounds, the songs and last but not the least the story line and rating of the movie. But after reading this particular review one felt as if a whole biography of an individual is written and instead of knowing the technical, visual, graphical style of the movie one gets to read the writers sympathies for the lead character. Thus, all in all the review is scrawny and vulnerable and through out the 80 lines review the writer seems to be grappling with her pen to stop it from writing any more for Julia. I am beginning to feel as if I have criticized more then deserved, but now I cant stop my fingers from typing out that this review lacks the basics of a review that is introduction to the cast, story line, technical and visual aspects of the film etc. Basics of a film review In my opinion a film review should have lots of plot details as this makes the viewer watch the movie. If the review tells us of the plot details, then people would certainly come to know what the movie is all about. I am not saying that the whole story should be narrated but, the plot details should definitely be outlined. Along with this a movie review should definitely tell us of its filming niceties and visual and sound effects i.e. it should be covering all its technical aspects and last but not the least its business i.e. how is it doing in the theatres and if it is recommended or not. Works cited Review by Cynthia Fuchs, Pop Matters Film Editor, April 24, 2003, http://popmatters.com/film/reviews/r/runaway-bride.htmlP.S. review is also attached Cocky I worry about Julia Roberts. I know I don't need to but...

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