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Notting Hill

PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

Cast: Julia Roberts , Hugh Grant , Hugh Bonneville , Emma Chambers , James Dreyfus , Rhys Ifans , Tim McInnerny , Gina McKee

Director: Roger Michell

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Polygram, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Notting Hill (1999)

Release Date: May 28th, 1999|2 hr. 3 min.

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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • A smart, sometimes pissingly funny romantic comedy that is also oddly unmoving and predictable in spots. show more

  • The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision. show more

  • It comes as a bonus that this romantic comedy is one of the rare pictures of its type that actually is about something -- the double-edged sword of celebrity. show more

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  • May 31, 2012 tclark6092
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    This movie is truly delightful and the acting is marvelous, especially Julia Roberts. It should not be missed.

  • May 31, 2012 Thornton
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    The critics and writers simply could not be more wrong on this one. \"Notting Hill\" deserves a much higher score. Even after watching it too many times, it still brings a tear when Anna says the final word of the story \"Indefinitely\" as the song \"She\" begins to be sung by Elvis Costello. The facial expressions of Julia Roberts were truly marvelous throughout the movie. Hugh Grant\'s interview scenes are amusing, the pair\'s arrival at the birthday party was beautifully directed and Bernie\'s questions were brilliantly delivered, the confrontation in the restaurant was hilarious and the final press conference in the Savoy Hotel could not have been better scripted. If you have not seen it, see ut at least once. It is one of the most delightful romantic comedies every written and performed. Thornton Clark

  • January 18, 2010 Primostoy
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    Loved the movie, already watched it at least 5 times, and will probably watch it 5 more times, loved the music also...

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