What Pretty Woman Says About Money

  • Published on Sep 15, 2019
  • 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 Take
    The Take  Month ago +30

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    • Firegen1
      Firegen1 Month ago

      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.

    • Denisa Costin
      Denisa Costin Month ago

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    • Beethoven’s Fidelio
      Beethoven’s Fidelio Month ago

      The history of mermaids in film

    • Sara Moreira
      Sara Moreira Month ago

      please do one about comparing the versions of Pride and Prejudice

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      Abhilash Bisht Month ago +2

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  • Rose Red
    Rose Red Day ago

    I disagree with the idea that rich man is the equivalent of a pretty girl. Even just look at the sentence. Man (adult) vs girl (infantilized woman in this case). A pretty girl is seen as selling yourself, vying for buyers. She doesn't have the power in this case. A rich man, especially a charming one, is seen as shopping. His money can open any doors for him. He does have power.

  • cintia ferrao
    cintia ferrao 4 days ago

    "“It would be an excellent match, for he was rich, and she was handsome. . . . she [Mrs. Jennings] was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.” (Sense and Sensibility)
    "But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.” (Mansfield Park)
    Jane Austen telling it like it is since 1810

  • Hey, You!
    Hey, You! 8 days ago

    The beginning mentions the parallels between prostitution and capitalism, then later mentions how My Fair Lady was based on "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw. Bernard Shaw's plays were famous for often drawing explicit parallels between prostitution and capitalism (esp Mrs Warren's Profession). Also in "Pygmalion," Eliza leaves Higgins for good when she realized how he used her, but in the remake she goes crawling back to him. And it's funny how THAT version is the one that stayed in our popular consciousness.

  • Alek S
    Alek S 11 days ago

    sorta like making youtube videos and begging for subs

  • Esra Mohammed
    Esra Mohammed 12 days ago +2

    I dislike the movie because of the power dynamic and how omg he's the reason for how much better she is now. It's very onisiony

  • What are you looking at
    What are you looking at 14 days ago +1

    Money can buy you the needs, that what makes you happy
    But when the needs is a person is a different story.

  • wwaxwork
    wwaxwork 14 days ago +1

    Like Fight Club everyone grabbed onto the wrong ideas in Wall Street. Gecko was supposed to be the bad guy not the hero.

  • lala27
    lala27 14 days ago +1

    Thank you, girls, because this kind of videos are really good to analyze the media we consumed in a little more practical way. I just read the book Crazy Rich Asians, and I couldn't stop to think in this video, and the 50 shades of grey. It's true, It is the perfect capitalist fairy tale.

  • MangoBabyRican
    MangoBabyRican 14 days ago

    Can you guys do a piece on Buffy, Tula (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Fran Fine (The Nanny)?

  • JamesGallagher1990
    JamesGallagher1990 14 days ago +1

    All the film taught me is that if you wanna be successful, be physically attractive. Imagine if Viv was a right dog...no one would care about her, he certainly wouldn't have picked her up, and she'd probably be dead of a drug overdose or some weirdo killing her by now. So if you're born with shit genes, you're gonna have it tougher in this life no question about it. Doesn't mean you can't be successful but you'll have to work harder UNLESS you were lucky to be born into money in which case thank God you were cuz you ain't the prettiest thing in the world lol.

  • jungefrau
    jungefrau 19 days ago

    "corporations are people, my friend."

  • Chase Barber
    Chase Barber 19 days ago

    It would have been interesting to see the "3000" version

  • catbeara
    catbeara 21 day ago +47

    "If you live for money alone, there will never be enough of it." Wow.

  • AnkokuEvangeline
    AnkokuEvangeline 21 day ago +3

    My mom used to watch this movie all the time when I was a kid. I really appreciate this adult look at it. I do have a comment, though:
    12:30 Someone hasn't seen Overboard for a long minute. This movie has NOT aged well. The story is full of awfully sexist double standards (the female character gets excessively punished for being a stuck up bitch; the male character never gets punished for his malicious schemes), and the "irresistible rom-com" element is rapey by today's standards.

    • AnkokuEvangeline
      AnkokuEvangeline 20 days ago +1

      I've just found pretty much the same rant in one of your older videos: Rom Cons: Problematic Movie Romance Lessons (2017). Did the editors change or something?

  • HumpMeFuckMe DaddyBetterMakeChoke

    AS A poor person I rather be rich & miserable then poor & wondering when’s my next meal.

    • 22PoeticImpact
      22PoeticImpact 3 days ago +1

      Beethoven’s Fidelio
      Ha, good point actually.

    • Gillian Glasses
      Gillian Glasses 5 days ago +1

      @Beethoven’s Fidelio true that

    • Beethoven’s Fidelio
      Beethoven’s Fidelio 7 days ago

      22PoeticImpact At least rich people can afford therapy.

    • 22PoeticImpact
      22PoeticImpact 17 days ago

      Alien Princess
      Well I lived both and it’s very relative and searching freely for your next meal isn’t that damn bad compared to a life of f*kin misery. Think outside the box.

  • Idle Teen
    Idle Teen 21 day ago +2

    Money can buy happiness if ones happiness lies within material stuff.

  • Owen Bunny
    Owen Bunny 22 days ago

    thats why 35 years old guys and 25 year sold girls couples are the best couple.

  • mai palazzo
    mai palazzo 23 days ago

    Overboard is such a problematic movie...

  • Jas Mine
    Jas Mine 23 days ago

    Make a video about The Nanny

  • RH Rich Blog
    RH Rich Blog 23 days ago +7



  • o0Avalon0o
    o0Avalon0o 24 days ago +2

    Ok, now I need to watch this. Is it out on Blu-ray?

  • Cherie Baby
    Cherie Baby 24 days ago

    People who look down on others are the worst. We all sell ourselves in different ways

  • H Hy
    H Hy 27 days ago +2

    "Everyone's a whore, we just all sell different parts of ourselves." Thomas Shelby-Peaky Blinders

  • KhemistrySet
    KhemistrySet 27 days ago +1

    Please do ‘Top Boy’ - it’s a British Crime Drama on Netflix based on crime in inner city London. It’s Britain’s answer to ‘The Wire’ - you guys would smash it!

  • Voice Of The Firmament
    Voice Of The Firmament 27 days ago +1

    Wow, The Take, you do wonders for peoples love of movies, Hollywood itself should pay you. My wish: Do The Talented Mr Ripley, based on genius crime writer Patricia Highsmiths novels. Many movie adaptions came from her work, recently Carol ( actors, Blanchett & Mara), Todd Haynes masterpiece. Highsmith was in her day compared to Dostojevskij, loved in Europe, underrated in America. She deserves a golden hommage!

    • Keyser94
      Keyser94 27 days ago +1

      As much I like The Talented Mister Ripley, she really fall in the old troupe of the amoral character being sexually "depraved" aka being a homosexual, like if that was a sign of malice from part of the character, most funny thing, the people that surround Ripley are offend more amoral and hypocritical that he is.

  • Mark Khaimchayev
    Mark Khaimchayev 28 days ago

    Do the philosophy of Billions!

  • yasmin7903
    yasmin7903 28 days ago +13

    "Should you live your life for love, or for money? Before we go on, we'd like to talk about our sponsor..." LOL

  • StopThatSquirrel
    StopThatSquirrel 28 days ago

    This video had such good life advice at the end haha

  • Therapist Gus
    Therapist Gus 28 days ago +1

    Watched this movie again recently and it 𝒹𝑜𝑒𝓈 𝓃𝑜𝓉 stand up well in 2019, specifically the way he speaks to and treats Vivian

  • Music Interviews and Documentaries

    Any narcissist like Edward really is an empty and shallow person

  • Music Interviews and Documentaries

    No, they are far not the same

  • Cybernetik Soul
    Cybernetik Soul 28 days ago

    Every time I watch one of these, I want to watch the original movie the takes are based on

  • Cybernetik Soul
    Cybernetik Soul 28 days ago

    Hades and Persephone lol

  • matt carnes
    matt carnes 29 days ago

    i like your videos but i dont like how i dont see you both at the end of the video if there is an ad there which is sad because its nice to be reminded that there are female youtubers in topics im interested in

  • Sonia Basch
    Sonia Basch 29 days ago

    Just re-watched Jennifer Body and wonder what your analysis would be!

  • A butterfly
    A butterfly 29 days ago +1

    Omg i was Just talking about how easy it would be just to marry someone rich jokingly And now they callin me prostituit

  • Laverne Blaszczyk
    Laverne Blaszczyk 29 days ago

    Just a shamelessly romantic movie lol sigh...I couldn't imagine it being made these days

  • Peighter
    Peighter 29 days ago +1

    8:16 The truth

  • OneWoman Army
    OneWoman Army 29 days ago +1

    More people should read Pygmalion, one of my favorite books! It's amazing!

  • You Tuber
    You Tuber 29 days ago

    I liked the movie but when shrunk to 20 minutes, it's nothing but a yucky sex fest.

  • Shri Srinivasan
    Shri Srinivasan Month ago

    Richard gere is Daddy PERIODT

  • Arthur&BusterBFFL
    Arthur&BusterBFFL Month ago

    The first word from this video surprised me...since that's my name.

  • Killer Queen
    Killer Queen Month ago +71

    WHY is this video demonitized? TVclip is out of control, you deserve a monetary reward for your work. Anyway, great video.

  • Criss Cross
    Criss Cross Month ago +2

    "All relationships are transactional"

  • Bennie Vargas
    Bennie Vargas Month ago +1

    Whenever I want to feel good, I’d watch Pretty Woman. 🤗

  • Sarina R.
    Sarina R. Month ago

    💸 can’t buy everything

  • Denise Hall
    Denise Hall Month ago +2

    I wish there was an updated version of My Fair Lady where instead of a rich man transforming a young woman, it's literally her education and will for success that does.

    • Kelly Kobayashi
      Kelly Kobayashi 15 days ago

      ALONDRA PEREZ-RAMIREZ Awww. For some reason, I find Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart adorable together. Love Sabrina. :)

      ALONDRA PEREZ-RAMIREZ 17 days ago +1

      In Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina, her transformation only happens cause her father sends her to get an education so partial wish granted? Also in a reverse of My Fair Lady, it's Sabrina who we see teaching Linus French as well as to value the little things that her modest but happy upbringing allowed her to see.

    • Denise Hall
      Denise Hall 28 days ago +1

      @Kelly Kobayashi Thanks and I will! :-)

    • Kelly Kobayashi
      Kelly Kobayashi 29 days ago +1

      Denise Hall If you enjoy reading plays, I recommend reading Pygmalion (the basis for Fair Lady)! And A Doll’s House!
      Both were written by men who admired independent, clever women.

  • Ardis Greenwater
    Ardis Greenwater Month ago +18

    To me it's less "choose love over money", but rather "choose love over making money, but only when you already have the money - and loads of it"
    P.s. my goodness, you've just reminded me there was once a time when romcoms where not all absolutely terrible.

    • Owen Bunny
      Owen Bunny 22 days ago

      cuz 85% divorce are with a male under 35 years old. beforr these guys reach their finacial peak

  • Rilu Granchester
    Rilu Granchester Month ago +4

    the movie that inspired all kdramas 🤣

  • Jovial Faltisco
    Jovial Faltisco Month ago

    People no longer influenced by Hollywood anymore.

  • Krystal Harris
    Krystal Harris Month ago

    I've never seen this

  • Sarah Jane Laxamana

    I love love this movie!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Sena Gains
    Sena Gains Month ago +1

    Please do a video analysis on Cruel intentions

  • Dorella Narange
    Dorella Narange Month ago +1

    This movie romanticizes prostitution so badly, is ridiculous.

  • ash man
    ash man Month ago +2

    Just watch her do the other 10 guys before she meets Richard. lol

  • Kush kingOnyx
    Kush kingOnyx Month ago

    Get a good job...Stay real.....girls will come in rows of 2

  • Kalia
    Kalia Month ago

    I love the take but the background music in this video gave me a headache.

  • Val’s PTSD
    Val’s PTSD Month ago

    I felt Vivian didn’t take drugs because they weren’t fiscally responsible. But I never saw them as being in the same ‘business’ until today. Tnx.

  • Blu Jay
    Blu Jay Month ago +2

    Exactly you don’t have to marry a girl bc she’s pretty or a man bc he’s rich but it sure does help🤷🏿‍♀️ And the ppl who say otherwise are being intellectually dishonest!(and are probably lacking wealth/looks)😂