Runaway Bride (1999)

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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.

Movie Summary
"Runaway Bride" is a 1999 American romantic comedy movie directed by Garry Marshall and written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott. It stars Julia Roberts as the titular character, a lady called Maggie Carpenter, popular for escaping from several wedding event engagements, and Richard Gere as Ike Graham, a newspaper writer who covers her story.

Casting and Characterization
Julia Roberts plays Maggie Carpenter, a tough and independent hardware-store owner who has a flair for leaving her grooms at the altar. Richard Gere steps in as Ike Graham, a slightly negative newspaper writer. The supporting cast involves Joan Cusack as Peggy, Maggie's friend, and Hector Elizondo as Fisher, Ike's veteran pal and bar owner.

The story focuses on journalist Ike Graham who, except a story to satisfy his short article due date, releases a derogatory piece about a lady called Maggie who has jilted several fiancés at the altar. His column presumes that she is a man-hater, and a career-driven woman who leaves men heartbroken. However, after dealing with backlash and losing his job for not fact-checking his source, Ike decides to look for Maggie in hope of restoring his track record by composing a much more in-depth, accurate short article on the Runaway Bride.

Unraveling the True Story
On arrival in Maggie's hometown, Ike finds a totally various female than the one he damned in his previous column. Rather, she is a free-spirited, kind-hearted individual, albeit one with commitment problems. He decides to stick around to get to the bottom of her story. As they hang out together, the pair feel a mutual destination, developing an unanticipated bond. He finds that Maggie has been adjusting her character to each of her fiancés and losing herself in the process, contributing to her wedding-day disappearances.

Going the Distance
As the story unfolds, Ike falls in love with Maggie while helping her to recognize and face her worry of standing up for herself. Around the same time, Maggie ends up being engaged to her boyfriend, Bob 'Bug' Kelly, planning her fourth wedding effort. On the wedding day, Ike is waiting at the altar hoping that Maggie will lastly overcome her apprehensions. Nevertheless, Maggie as soon as again absconds from the wedding, but this time she understands that she's in love with Ike.

Eventually, Maggie goes to New York, seeks Ike, and proposes to him in the most romantic method. The film ends with Maggie and Ike gladly wed, with Maggie using athletic shoes signifying her self-reliance, unique identity, and choice to "keep up" Ike instead of away from him.

"Runaway Bride" integrates humor and feeling to portray a female's journey to self-discovery and love. Its humorous take on marriage failures is nicely stabilized with an underlying exploration of identity and dedication concerns. The chemistry between Gere and Roberts carries the motion picture and ultimately makes it a pleasurable romantic comedy.

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