A 1999 Romantic Comedy
directed by Garry Marshall
. The plot is relatively simple. Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts
) is a young woman with a fear of commitment. Besides a string of abandoned boyfriends, she has left three would-be husbands at the altar. Her case has attracted enough press attention to interest the resident Intrepid Reporter
Said reporter is Ike Graham (Richard Gere
), recently unemployed after writing a libelous article about Miss Carpenter. Realizing the story was full of factual errors and Malicious Slander
provided by the men whose heart Carpenter has broken, Graham decides to find the Runaway Bride
and find the truth behind her story.
He finds her preparing for her fourth potential marriage. At first, Ike decides to help Maggie face her fears. However, the two start becoming attracted to each other. Bob Kelly (Christopher Meloni), her current fiancÚ, doesn't particularly appreciate that kind of help.
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