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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: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Polygram

Notting Hill (1999)

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

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  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Its deadpan wit, ingenious fairy-tale premise and superbly accomplished cast will leave you feeling positively oxygenated. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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

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