Review of Runaway bride.

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The film Runaway Bride opens with a vivid scene which is a visualization of its title, as a beautiful woman in her wedding dress rides a horse across the field and through the forest to run away from her wedding, together with the song I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For sung by U2 as the soundtrack f the film. The woman is Maggie Carpenter who has run away from her wedding for three times, acted by Julia Roberts. After that we will meet Richard Gere, acting as Ike Graham, a columnist in a New York newspaper. He has only two hours before the deadline of his column but he still has nothing to write about, then he hears about Maggie's story and immediately writes about it for his newspaper. After reading his column about her private life, Maggie is so angry, she sends a threatening letter to the editor to oppose that it's not true.

As a result, Ike is fired. Then he decides to arrive in her hometown to meet the woman that's responsible for his dismissal.

When Ike Graham comes to see Maggie, she's about to make her fourth marriage and the whole city are holding their breath to see what will happen this time. Maggie's so furious and embarrassed with the column so she wants to take a revenge on the author. At first they always have arguments but then after passing some troubles together, they become good friends. Gradually Ike realizes behind her strong appearance is a sensitive and fragile heart. She has to change herself to be exactly the person that her boyfriends like. She tries desperately just because she's under the pressure of her family, who always tease her for not having a husband. For example, she told her first...