The British comedy from director Roger Michell tells the love story between a famous actress and a simple book seller from London. A look into the attempt for famous people to have a personal and private life and the ramifications that follow. Nominated for three Golden Globes in 2000.
|Release Date||:||May 13, 1999|
|Production Company||:||Bookshop Productions, Notting Hill Pictures, Working Title Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Casts||:||Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Gina McKee, Tim McInnerny, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Hugh Bonneville, Richard McCabe, James Dreyfus, Dylan Moran, Roger Frost, Henry Goodman, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lorelei King, Alec Baldwin, John Shrapnel, Emily Mortimer, Dorian Lough, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paul Chahidi, Mischa Barton, Clarke Peters, Ann Beach|
|Plot Keywords||:||london, bookshop, birthday, new love, film maker, paparazzi, press conference, wheelchair, bath tub, cohabitant, friendship, fame, celebration, movie star, spectacle|
Notting Hill proves one thing -- jokes lie in the oddest places. This film is an excellent vehicle for Julia Roberts to put her own life as an actress under the microscope. While Roberts' "Anna Scott" character isn't an autobiographical figure, the Scott character allows for some biting satire at the life of Roberts herself. Need I mention some excellent one liners in the film like the sister of Hugh Grant... "I feel like we are sisters", an excellent throw-back to "My Best Friend's Wedding"... or my favourite, a discussion about nude body doubles just before a nude Julia Roberts (or a Julia Roberts body double) crosses the screen.
Apart from the small bit of satire, Grant's character plays on the emotions of every guy who has ever unexplainably fell in to, threw orange juice-on, lost out on, and fell back in to love. Roberts character can only help us understand how such a relationship as the one her and Grant share in the movie, could be "Surreal, but nice."
A sweet film surely not to be missed!