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Runaway Bride Movie Review Summary

Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Christopher Meloni

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While coming up with column ideas at his favorite bar in New York, columnist Ike Graham (Gere) hears the story of Maggie Carpenter (Roberts), a small-town bride who has run away from several weddings at the last moment. He makes her the subject of a misogynistic and factually inaccurate coumn, and is subsequently fired. The only way he can redeem himself is by telling the true story about Maggie, who is about to try to say "I do" again to her fourth fiance, Bob (Meloni). Ike predicts Maggie will run again, and he sets off to Maggie's hometown of Hale, MD, to prove his point. The townspeople, and even Maggie's friends and family, welcome Ike. Soon, Maggie decides to cooperate with Ike on his story, and a friendship grows between them. That friendship takes a turn toward romance and marriage, but the question is still "Will Maggie run again?"
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   Wedding prep or bachelor party How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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