Runaway Bride

Name: Runaway Bride
Year: 1999
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 116
Description: Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly. The next day, Ike gets fired by his publisher (and former wife), because he went too far and faked the facts, which real journalists don’t do. Ike’s only way back into the business now is to do a fact-based report on Maggie and her upcoming fourth wedding attempt, which Ike predicts to fail again. So, as he circles her like a vulture, his prey-to-be, Maggie’s opinion of Ike sinks below zero. Not only is Ike waiting for her to fail again, but the whole town is poking fun at Maggie about her mistakes. But that is a point which Ike doesn’t like.
Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and Joan Cusack
Genres: Comedy, Romance

Oh dear, that was a mistake. I watched this one because it got bad reviews, because all the critically acclaimed films I’ve been watching recently didn’t make much of an impression. And this one didn’t either.

The premise was sort of interesting, but what bothered me is how both Maggie’s parents and ‘friends’ all help her prepare wedding after wedding while unashamedly mocking her. Odd people… Oh, and I also knew how it was gonna end (didn’t expect her to run again, though), but was nevertheless not prepared for the cheesy and ridiculous final scenes. Basically, the only thing that kept me watching was Julia Roberts. Oh, and watching a film isn’t really that great if your audio source is a mono MP3 file with a bit rate of 32 KBPS. That was an all-time low.

James Newton Howard’s score, though, is really nice. I’ll definitely be checking it out.

Why didn’t I watch Gravity instead…?


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