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Pretty Woman Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 66



2.0 star rating Jeanette from Calgary


I loved the movie thirty years ago, but felt the theme was really dated in today's society. Making light of a person on the street was now offensive to me. And a woman waiting for a prince was just embarrassing. In general I just found the play boring. Only Julia Roberts could pull off the funny Vivian. The songs were not catchy.

2.0 star rating Vickor from Sarasota, Florida


A pale shadow of the film upon which it is based. Instead of being the "pretty" Vivian Ward, Ellie Baker is neither beautiful nor a good vocalist. Other leading players acted and sang good. The gaudy and cheap-looking set, the stage itself often feels empty, both of people and compelling content. The actors sing to a soundtrack; I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out that the songs themselves are also a soundtrack.

2.0 star rating Vicki P. from Detroit, Michigan


This musical captured the well-known lines of the movie which made me happy! Unfortunately, the dancing.left a lot to be desired. The actress playing Vivian did not capture the charm of Julia Roberts. Her voice often fell flat or screechy. WOW….this show I will not encourage others to see.

1.0 star rating DTE from Detroit, Michigan


I was with friends so I couldn’t leave at intermission. The show was silly and boring. The characters Vivian and Edward were flat and Edward needs dance lessons.

1.0 star rating from St. Louis, Missouri


That's it, that's the whole review: It...was...tedious...

1.0 star rating Bev from St. Louis, Missouri


Terrible. Boring production. Vivianes role was so childish. The music was screeching and none that you would remember. What a disaster to be shown at the Fox.

1.0 star rating Ramsey from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Pretty Woman was always a problematic story. In the movie, the charisma of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere let us suspend belief. This production, doubled down on everything problematic about the story and lacked any charisma. The songs made me weep— for Bryan Adams fall. Every single song is terrible. The acting was exaggerated for comedy. The music was painfully sophomoric because the composers obviously did not have any respect for their audience. I think this was made for tourists who were trapped because every other good production was sold out. To be truthful, I walked out at intermission. I would have walked out much earlier (at the first “song”) if I hadn’t been trapped. I felt badly for the performers who must have gagged at the material and were so desperate for work in covid times. There were indeed some laughs from the audience…but I felt the producers used some slap stick comedy to distract from the horror show. We bought these tickets as part of a Broadway package and we were happy to give it a try. But that this musical was in the same lineup as Hamilton, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen and Oklahoma was the only way this production could fill seats. It is possible that the second half of the musical made Sondheim’s heart sing, but I doubt it. And I am not a snobby musical snob. I’m more than happy to watch movie based musicals - I have found Disney productions, School of Rock, Matilda, Moulin Rouge fun. I write this not to stop you from attending. I am begging corporate producers to stop making obvious junk.

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