Apr 8, 2011

Notting Hill, 1999

Notting Hill, 1999
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Richard McCabe

Notting Hill in short
: Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.

Stage: Home TV selection on a Thursday night

Preps: seeing this a few times, I believe it's a fairly good selection for this evening, since I am tired and quite frankly, adore Julia Roberts. And love the english accent.

Reality: Well, the eternal dilemma - what would my life be, if some famous person (actor, actress), would be my partner - it just get disclosed here in its general appearance. It doesn't dig into the stomach of the problem, however you get an idea how it's like, being followed by the press all the time, being dragged in any newspaper and being greated by totally unknown (and in some cases, dangerous) people. What does it take to have a date with a famous person and how does this person hide this, if he/she wants it. ..

Notting Hill takes you to the mistery of dating an actor and its glory. And also, a look from the perspective of a "normal" family - in this case, one of the most wacky and weird families I have ever seen (at least on screen). You will enjoy true english humour and funny scenes when a celebrity comes around and gives you a heartache. Also, the roommate Hugh Grant's having, is worth his money :)

Roberts' role isn't one of the most splendid ones, however in the category of making a romantic scenery, she wins..

My personal rating: 8,0 (in category of romantic comedy, this has a certain plus and optimism you need to make your day get better or improve your state of mind. Plus, an eternal mystery about being with a famous person, will make you think.

Notting Hill on IMDB

Beautiful pictures on Julia here

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