Notting Hill

{5/5} “And don’t forget I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

Notting Hill, released in 1999

William runs a travel book shop which isn’t doing so well. One day Anna Scott drops by — she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world. When he later runs into her again and spills orange juice on her, he invites her to his nearby apartment to get cleaned up. While there, she kisses him — which leads to a date that goes very well until it’s interrupted by her boyfriend.

This is one of the great romantic comedies. It’s about doing the right thing once you’ve realized you made a mistake.

Of course, the leads are perfect — Hugh Grant as a charming everyman and Julia Roberts as a famous movie star. The quirky secondary characters are delightful.

Stars Rhys Ifans. Directed by Roger Michell (Morning Glory). Written by Richard Curtis (About Time). The soundtrack is full of pop songs you know.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

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