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When LA prostitute Julia Roberts gives big-shot New York businessman Richard Gere directions to Beverly Hills, she gets more than she bargained for.

Gere needs an escort while he’s in town, so makes Roberts a business proposition – to be his escort for a week for $3000. Roberts accepts and gets to live in luxury, go to expensive dinner dates and have designer clothes bought for her.

It’s not long, of course, before their relationship moves onto a much more personal footing…

What could have been quite a tasteless story is saved by smart humour and engaging performances from Roberts and Gere. There’s also a great supporting turn from Laura San Giacomo and you can’t help but be won over by the film’s charm.