I watched a re-run of this last night. I’ve never actually watched the entire movie before. When it came out back in the 90s I was more into arthouse indie films – so I never really appreciated the cheesy chickflick beauty of this one up until now.
We all know the storyline… but the line from the movie which really resonated with me was when Edward (Richard Gere) is offering Vivienne (Julia Roberts) a compromise so they can keep seeing each other. But she confidently tells him “I want the fairytale.”
She wants her knight to rescue her and live happily ever after.
That’s what we all want really.