What Pretty Woman Says About Money

Sign up for Skillshare: skl.sh/thetake58 | What was Pretty Woman really saying about money? Was it a capitalist cautionary tale - or a capitalist fairy tale? Almost 20 years later, the 1990 classic (starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts) is still telling us a lot about our desire for love, wealth, or both love and wealth. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetake
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    The TakeThe Take8 aylar önce
    • Bloody hell your videos are always good... but this was exceptional! I just completed a course on project and corporate management and the description of Edward... that was like half of my lecturers in a nutshell. It's kind of scary actually. I wonder how many of them have transcational marriages. Anyway wow and thanks.

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    • The history of mermaids in film

      Beethoven’s FidelioBeethoven’s Fidelio8 aylar önce
    • please do one about comparing the versions of Pride and Prejudice

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      Abhilash BishtAbhilash Bisht8 aylar önce
  • I would've loved if they stuck with the gritty and dark version. Those kinds of movies are more interesting to me.

    Virgo303Virgo3033 gün önce
  • Never saw the movie and came here for two reasons: The Office scene with Dwight and the song by Roy Orbison. Just wanted to say that I am glad that your videos are understandable and give a good summmary on plot and characters. I always thaught "Pretty Woman" was a cheesy romcom but I guess I was wrong.

    zoujzouj4 gün önce
  • No, don't make me an optimist... It'll ruin my life 😉

    Swaraj KanrSwaraj Kanr7 gün önce
  • Cool essay. Still hate the movie tho.

    delirium 341delirium 3418 gün önce
  • it means that no matter how you begin your life if you are attractive you can get whatever you want.

    Vital EntityVital Entity8 gün önce
  • A Man needs a woman like a fish needs a hook.

    Chris KilmerChris Kilmer11 gün önce
  • 18:22 omg who is she she's so pretty i cant believe the store refused to sell her stuff

    EicargEicarg19 gün önce
  • OK. I am all for nuance and flexibility in analysis. I'm also not hair-triggered on social issues. It just amazes me that you've sidestepped the most relevant issue - the gendered imbalance of material power. Income inequality isn't generally a matter of hourly wages. The difference is found in how entire careers are valued. Female-dominated jobs have paid less for generations, jobs in care giving most notably. If prostitution were legal and regulated for the safety of all involved, how much better off would Vivian be prior to getting saved by the patriarchy? I believe that gender equality really means that traditional gender roles and assumptions shouldn't limit an individual's pursuit of a whole existence. In that light, I'll say that the baby step Edward takes toward the touchy-feely by actually deciding to create rather than destroy is...encouraging? But gah, people...this is a fun movie that doubles down on some of our culture's worst instincts.

    Sara LivermoreSara Livermore27 gün önce
  • don't know why but watching this as an 19 years old in 2020 still makes me feel so joyous, everything about this is still very relatable to be honest.

    Han-Bi LeeHan-Bi Lee28 gün önce
  • There was actually a study that shows that money does buy happiness, but only to the point where you are living comfortably. After that, more money doesn't equal more happiness. Being rich doesn't buy you happiness. Going after more money after you don't have to worry about your needs and can indulge your wants is just stressing yourself out for no reason and making yourself a target for greedy people.

    girlyswordgirlysword28 gün önce
  • Money does not buy happiness, it buys Security

    Ba BeBa BeAylar önce
    • Its probably messed up for me to say bit I can't think of anything happier than security in my life

      Roslyn GordonRoslyn Gordon14 gün önce
  • "They are not kind to people. They're kind to credit cards"

    Orli RoseOrli RoseAylar önce
  • Almost thirty years later*

    AliaAliaAylar önce
  • Ironically enough, Richard Gere made a movie in 1980 that is the male version of "Pretty Woman"--"American Gigolo." In that movie Gere plays a high-class escort and male prostitute. But I don't know if it's as happy and escapist as "Pretty Woman" is. From the few snippets I've seen of that movie, it seems to take itself far more seriously. "American Gigolo" if I recall correctly is a film noir with a murder at its center.

    Luboman411Luboman411Aylar önce
  • At least she is honest about it.

    chattima charnsnohchattima charnsnohAylar önce
  • Even though this was a good exposition, I somehow still think that this movie is shit lol

    SyrenSyrenAylar önce
  • Moral of the story. the man with the most money can buy the best looking woman. The 80's SUCKED, the decade the capitalist religion became a social cult.

    fuckfannyfiddlefartfuckfannyfiddlefartAylar önce
  • Have enough money to be comfortable then live for love. (That's middle or upper middle class my myself atleast)

    FuriosaFuriosaAylar önce
  • The original screenplay was much better but not as Hollywood. At the end he leaves Vivian, actually throws her out of a limo. And she was addicted to crack and painfully detoxing when she was with him because he demanded no drugs. She goes to Disneyland at the end.

    Maria ReginaMaria ReginaAylar önce
  • It was for the money in the beginning but in the end it was pure love between Viviane and Edward because they lurn to know each other better

    נועה אלחללנועה אלחללAylar önce
  • I love money, i want money, i need money, but i dont need wealth.

    Leia JiangLeia Jiang2 aylar önce
  • PREACH: DREAMS CAN PAY THE RENT

    Mia PapageorgeMia Papageorge2 aylar önce
  • Could you please do one of these video on “the Thomas Crown Affair”?🙏🏾

    Dolapo AdepojuDolapo Adepoju2 aylar önce
  • Don’t you mean... *Beautiful Girl?*

    blair johnstonblair johnston2 aylar önce
  • I like how you ended the video. I wasn't sure about this video until you tied it all together. Thank you.

    Teresa EllisTeresa Ellis2 aylar önce
  • Vivian is a manic pixie dream girl. She "saves" Richard from his empty life.

    NCNC2 aylar önce
  • "A cautionary tale about the empitness of living for money alone..." *looks at her empty wallet* Well I guess thats not a real danger for me...

    Anayeli SoriaAnayeli Soria2 aylar önce
  • Money can buy happiness and that’s the hard truth 😃

    NadaNada2 aylar önce
  • I feel like the only people who take romcoms all that seriously are unhinged stalkers.

    TyTy2 aylar önce
  • Gets to the part where it played “Greed Is Good.” Gets an ad for Share The Meal app. Well played TRvision. Well played! 🙌

    loverrleeloverrlee2 aylar önce
  • Good points. I think it's like that for every class. The movie simply shows the highest and the lowest. It's the same in the middle, too.

    Enlightened CentristEnlightened Centrist2 aylar önce
  • I hate pretty woman

    Anigurl28Anigurl283 aylar önce
  • I lived around the block from the "pretty woman hotel" in Hollywood. One day I was walking home past the hotel and saw a film company outside the building. They were filming the final scene when Edward was climbing the fire escape. The entire cast and crew were Japanese.

    Tracy RoweTracy Rowe3 aylar önce
  • The image I get of money from the movie is not a condemnation or a fantasy, but a return of money to its proper place in one's life. The function of money, whether you use it for good or for evil, is as a tool of trade, a bridge between your work and your desires. Making money your entire goal in life usually spells trouble no matter what your intentions. Like the film says, "When you live for money, there will never be enough of it." There is no build-up with getting money, no milestones, no challenge, no journey, and no fulfillment. Whereas someone who makes money for another purpose and goes for it is more liable to find fulfilment. Vivian is clear-headed about what she wants, and to go for it when it becomes available, two things Edward lacks. Once Edward incorporates this clear-headedness and strength of will into his life, he finds a new purpose other than getting money and putting on a show. His using money to support Vivian and to help rebuild a business is a sign that he is putting money back into the place it belongs: as a tool instead of an end in of itself. That's just my personal belief.

    Annapple GoldfinchAnnapple Goldfinch3 aylar önce
  • We will discuss if things are better for miney or love But ... ... ... Todays sponcer is....well we know which u prefer lol

    adam r lathamadam r latham3 aylar önce
  • a transaction that people only see her taking...

    Rosangela SenaRosangela Sena3 aylar önce
  • It's all about gaining the trust so you can easily overthrow the bourgeois from within.

    MatthewMatthew3 aylar önce
  • It's just about a man who just "fixes" her to fit in his life and status. Why couldn't he abandoned it all and live in the life she had

    Pineapple ExpressPineapple Express3 aylar önce
    • p.s. 😈 - being nitpicky i guess but: she didn't have a good life that she liked and wanted, so that would have been a bad idea lol. i think an in-between or more specifically: a Third option would be more it

      sarasaraAylar önce
    • devils advocate here: I'd say She changes Him much more than the other way around.. But i guess more in the way of influencing, whereas he was like 'mastering' her about all those behavioural things, so Obviously see your point. jepp - the ending kinda blew, or to me felt disengenuine, not fitting with what the original tone was (actually) supposed to be, and it shows throughout, the movie is pretty 'weird' and doesn't seam to know what it wants to be.

      sarasaraAylar önce
  • For love obviously ! Why don’t u get it ?

    suthiratt limchaiyawatsuthiratt limchaiyawat3 aylar önce
  • it says that money can literally buy u anything, even love

    Pearlie GracePearlie Grace3 aylar önce
  • "TRADITIONAL equivalent of PRETTY GIRL" , I liked that part.

    Jov AnJov An3 aylar önce
  • I can’t believe I’ve never watched Pretty Woman.

    Skam ReactionsSkam Reactions3 aylar önce
  • The original title for the movie was "3000."

    NJGuy1973NJGuy19733 aylar önce
  • Finally watched the full movie in this video. Thanks

    wilwadwilwad3 aylar önce
  • great videos wow love your channel sm

    Madihah ZulkifliMadihah Zulkifli3 aylar önce
  • Holy crap, I never thought that rom com was so deep. You guys are amazing, and eloquent AF

    Kira RobinsonKira Robinson4 aylar önce
  • Lol you make me want to watch the film aha

    certainly joelcertainly joel4 aylar önce
  • I still think this seem pretty toxic. It feeds the perfect fantasy of being ABLE to "have it all" and allows for those who do to "have it all" and somehow still be moral without sacrifice. What hurts and harms is that in this and so many other movies, it's the convenient plot of the movie, not any non-luck-based social reality, which enables a satisfying ending, so it reinforces that there is no happy ending without that convenient "having it all" which seems realistically impossible, particularly for impoverished women. There's also "manic pixie dream girl" issues here. The much more practically needy underprivileged love interest exists to bring morality to an infinitely more powerful man, seeming to imply that we simply can't expect anything morally from men, or powerful wealthy people--they are incapable morally. This easily leads to a doomed mindset when it comes to holding men, and/or rich people politically accountable. It's not their job to be moral or face outrage and public censure, it's the job of the powerless to somehow melt their inhumanity away on the most personal, least political level. "Maid in Manhattan" does the same thing, ineed there a film a year with this general "economic Cinderella" narrative shape. I call bullshit.

    Myra GroenewegenMyra Groenewegen4 aylar önce
  • Brilliant! Congrats!

    Yannis HYannis H4 aylar önce
  • Overboard is one of my favorite movies!! I hate the remake. I couldn't get through it.

    Christina FullerChristina Fuller4 aylar önce
  • Women sell sex, men buy sex. There is a difference, Business man can go home and have real relationships with his family. A prostitute cannot go home and have a real relationship.

    xr28y ge3fl1xr28y ge3fl14 aylar önce
  • Prostitution is fine. At least then you you're going to get shafted

    Susie EnglishSusie English4 aylar önce
  • Amazing movie. A true classic! Thanks for the video.

    RollinsOwensMizAmbroseGirlRollinsOwensMizAmbroseGirl4 aylar önce
  • Excellent video.

    Hyalophora CecropiaHyalophora Cecropia4 aylar önce
  • he gave her everything that money can buy but she fell in love like a dumbass!!!

    Jessica DarknessTwinJessica DarknessTwin4 aylar önce
  • The explanation of prostitution given in this film explains why actors were traditionally grouped together in the same social class as sex workers

    cazia9cazia95 aylar önce
  • I love the fact that this channel always has English subtitles :)

    Nguyen TrangNguyen Trang5 aylar önce
  • I love all you videos! Make a Breakfast at Tiffanys take please 😍

    Fallen AngelFallen Angel5 aylar önce
  • This movie always seemed too cheesy.

    Zzul MaZzul Ma5 aylar önce
  • I have been taught how to use the 3 sets of forks and all elaborate table serving ware from my mom who has those only for dinner parties, and my dad's favorite and only snack he brings eats at the office is bread. I wonder what all this indicates?

    DeanRendar84DeanRendar845 aylar önce
  • Hello, welcome to Retail

    Kayla PerkinsKayla Perkins5 aylar önce
  • "Money can't buy you happiness, but it does buy you a better class of misery."

    Luboman411Luboman4115 aylar önce
    • Luboman411 I would rather be miserable and rich, than miserable and poor.

      Beethoven’s FidelioBeethoven’s Fidelio5 aylar önce
  • I personally think you have to have a balance in your life. You need money plain and simple it’s a necessity. But it won’t help you feel love or be loved. It’s one of the few things that it can’t buy.

    WhyShouldI TellYouWhyShouldI TellYou5 aylar önce
  • I love my fair Lady ❤️😍😍

    Erin CarrErin Carr5 aylar önce
  • The Lady with the Camellias

    Mythic ReactionsMythic Reactions6 aylar önce
  • I just love and adore your videos it’s so educational. I have watched this analysis of Pretty Woman 5 times this month, and your video on Nicole Kidman was brilliant, same as for Cinderella’s analysis video and many more.... 😍. Can you make some for Blake Lively’s Serena Van der Woodson of Gossip Girl or anything related to Audrey Hepburn. ❤️

    Tenzin NyendakTenzin Nyendak6 aylar önce
  • "money doesn't buy happiness" No, but it does give me the opportunity to be both rich and happy. I can always BE happy, I can't just BE rich.

    Keitron WallaceKeitron Wallace6 aylar önce
  • Holding out for the fantasy, I like that.

    Adrian GhandtchiAdrian Ghandtchi6 aylar önce
  • Hands down still one of my ultimate faves!!

    Kerima NasilasilaKerima Nasilasila6 aylar önce
What Pretty Woman Says About Money