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Notting Hill(1999)

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 William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott 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.

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J. Alm:
Incredible film. So sensitive to the age in which it was set.

Julia Roberts and the rest of the cast of some of England's best do an amazing job.

A film star, steps into a book store and the story begins.

Meant as a comedy it has romance and loss along with discovery as the key elements of the film. You get the sense of 2 people from 2 very different worlds.

One of my favourite bits is when Hugh Grant's character is walking along the street and it goes through the season with the same characters doing different things. It was a wonderful moment in the film and stills fascinates me.

The music within is fantastic and adds to the moods.

The bluray copy is sharp in both sound and picture considering it is an older film.

Dr K A Hands:
There is a lot to enjoy about Notting Hill. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant complement each other perfectly in this boy meets girl out of his league comedy. The movie follows the standard Rom Com plot but does it in such a wonderful way that it doesn't feel old hat. Rhys Ifans plays the comic foyle to a T.....he really makes the movie at times. The supporting characters are well developed and superbly acted. There are some cracking lines that you will remember long after the credits roll.

It's a movie you can watch over and over again and find something new every time.

Best S.:
Quite entertaining in parts thanks to the supporting cast. Hugh Grant is fine but the love story is not remotely convincing as Anna (Julia) comes across as a cold, self centered, snooty cow. Albeit a pretty one. Bad characterisation? Bad acting? Bad direction? I just can't see why he would fall for her. The 'perfect' girl on the blind date was so much nicer!

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