Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Fave Julia Roberts Movie

Julia Roberts is one of the big names in Hollywood and one of the most respected and sought after actresses in this era. Julia has the Mida's touch almost all of her films are big earners and she has become one of Hollywood's top paid actresses. Julia's net worth is estimated at $140 M in 2007.

Fast Facts:

  • Julia Fiona Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Julia's parent were once actors and playwrights and ran an acting workshop for children.
  • Her first film debut as a supporting actress to her brother Eric in Blood Red in 1987.
  • In 1989 she starred in  the movie Steel Magnolia which got her the Academy Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
  •  In 1990 Julia starred in Pretty Woman with Richard Gere which she got the Oscar's Best Actress Award. The film grossed $463 million worldwide and made Julia famous.
  • In 1999 she was awarded as Best Actress for the Academy Awards for her role in Erin Brockovich.
  • She was the first actress to appear in the cover of Vogue.
  • She was named one of the People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times! 
  • In 2001 Ladies' Home Journal ranked her as the 11th most powerful women in America.
  • Roberts has a production company called Red Om Films, formerly Shoelace Productions ("Moder" spelled backwards, after her husband's last name).
My Favorite Julia Robert's Films are:
Pretty Woman

It is a funny movie with a flair of drama and romance. I love happy ever after endings so I definitely love how the movie ended. More importantly the movie reminds me that true love knows no bounds, it has no hidden motives except that it wants the best for the other person.  This is one of my fave chick flicks.

Monalisa Smile

This movie is truly inspiring. In a world inhabited by people with a fixed mindset which is still existent today as it was several years ago, we have to go out of our comfort zone and be different. We don't have to do what everyone else is doing just because we are afraid to rock the boat. Standing up for what we believe in could bring us trouble but hey! if you are doing what is best for you and doing the right thing you must stand up and face the opposition. We can't always be a "yes" kind of person sometimes we need to say "no" even to our very own family and get them to respect our values, morals  and beliefs. One of the best gift we can impart to others is encouragement and motivation. There are those people who are trapped with pleasing other people to the point of ruining their own lives. We can help them get their feet on the ground firmly and help them find their voice to speak out for themselves.

Runaway Bride


This movie has many unforgettable lines that can be both romantic and corny (for some). and one of the famous lines is (tada...)
"Look, I guarantee that we'll have tough times. And I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us will want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine I'll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart, you're the only one for me." 

You decide romantic or cheesy! But I love the movie because it was another happy ending lolz.

My Best Friend's Wedding


Although this is not a happy ending movie I like it because it teaches us to let go of that person we love and hold dear because s/he is not meant for us and by us holding on means that we will be  very unhappy. Again I am reminded of the famous adage "if you love someone set him/her free". It may be hard but it is necessary for us to move on and find the right person.

So that's the end of my favorite Julia Robert's movies and if you care to share what's your Julia Robert's movie check the Tuesday Couch Potatoes Group.


    1. Great information about Julia Roberts! Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to know more about Julia Roberts but just haven't got around to reading them. Now I've learned a lot. Thanks! :)

    2. Thanks for dropping by Dee and I'm glad that it gave you some bits of info! Have a nice weekend!