Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Songs: It Must Have Been Love

Today's Love Song is taken from the movie "Pretty Woman".  It's not tied to any specific romance of mine, but the song was integral part of my life in the 90's.
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Pretty Woman is a movie that came out in 1990 starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

My friend Jill and I must have watched it at least 20 times. We LOVED this movie!

A brief synopsis of the movie:

Richard Gere is a successful businessman who buys up failing companies, breaks them apart, and resells them bit by bit. He is visiting Los Angeles where he and his lawyer (played by Jason Alexander) are to meet up with the founder of a company that is struggling to stay afloat. They are at a party, and it shows Gere on the phone breaking up with his girlfriend and he is telling her she is to be out of his place by the time he returns from his business trip.

He needs some air, and ends up taking Alexander's Lotus Esprit. Keep in mind, that Gere lives in New York City, and doesnt drive much, as he is usually chauffered.  He takes a wrong turn, and ends up on Hollywood Boulevard, where he asks a prostitute (Julia Roberts) for directions.  "For 20 dollars, I'll show you personal" and she climbs into the car. 

They get to the hotel, and she walks toward the bus stop. Gere invites her in to the hotel.

Roberts: "In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonite"

The next morning, Gere learns he needs to take a lunch date to meet with the client, so he offere Roberts a large sum of money to stay the week to be his 'date'. He hands her some cash and tells her to go shopping for more appropriate attire.

The shop girls were snobby and rude and refused to let her shop in their stores. So she ends up with only one outfit. She later tells Gere about the experience and he goes shopping with her, where he insists that everyone treat her like a queen.

Over the course of the week, Roberts finds herself falling for Gere. He asks her what she wants out of life, and she tells him she wants the fairy tale. At the end of the week, Gere offers to put her up in a condo.

“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.”

She leaves the hotel and returns to her apartment.  Cue "It Must Have Been Love"

It must have been love but it's over now,
it was all that I wanted, now I'm living without.
It must have been love but it's over now,
it's where the water flows, it's where the wind blows
it's where the wind blows
It must have been love but it's over now,
it was all that I wanted, now I'm living without.
It must have been love but it's over now,
it's where the water flows...

Gere finds out where she lives and comes to get her. He climbs up the fire escape, and she meets him halfway.

Gere: "So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?"
Roberts: "She rescues him right back."

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