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Notting Hill Film Review

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Media - Notting Hill Review Notting Hill is a film directed by Roger Michell and PolyGram film studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny and Gina McKee. The film was made in 1999 and runs for about 124 minutes. Notting Hill is one of those films you see in a "must-see" chart. I had no idea what it was about; therefore I didn't know what to expect. It is a romantic comedy and its tagline is 'Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?' The movie shows that love can conquer even the largest divides in social standards. It also shows the effect on celebrities when their privacy is compromised by tabloid journalism. Notting Hill is the story of a globally famous actress who attempts to have a normal relationship with a normal man. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) an average Portobello bookshop owner, who is stuck in the daily grind of his life, opens the movie by ______ on the way to the travel bookshop that he owns. Whilst at work, the Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) walks in to his shop. After buying a book and leaving, Thacker assumes she has walked out of his life for good, leaving him to continue his repetitious, normal routine. ...read more.

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may have had told his friends at the pub a little too much. She counts this as his betrayal and leaves in a hurry. Is this the end? The plot is enough to make you emotionally confused, it will make you laugh, cry, make you happy, and make you sad. It's believable, and could well happen to you. The plot is very interesting and is full of twists, but is only standard for a rom-com. It's a unique plot which is well done; it's surely something that has at least passed a person's mind before having a "What if..." theme. Hugh Grant is well-known for his successful roles in romantic comedies such as Bridget Jones's Diary and He plays William Thacker; a shy, Portobello bookstore owner who is a typical stereotype of a normal British man. It is an interesting role to see him play as he is a normal man alongside a famous actress. He has the talent to make the audience believe that he is actually an ordinary man with an ordinary life. Playing the role of the 'ordinary man' means that alongside his charm, good looks and general wit and friendliness, he is a character which viewers automatically warm to and like throughout the movie. Julia Roberts, known for her roles in Pretty Woman and Mona Lisa Smile co-stars with Hugh Grant as popular film actress Anna Scott. ...read more.

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This song was played during a beautiful scene in a moonlit London park, adding to the intimacy of this part of a film. This song was a perfect choice for this scene as the lead characters actually say nothing whilst the song is playing. This song was used so well in the movie that it reached number 1 in the British charts at the time the film was released. I had thoroughly enjoyed this film, and would recommend it to anyone. This film is genuinely a "must-see" and anyone that had ever thought "What if..." should see this film. The best thing about this movie is the contrast between the main characters and their opposing lifestyles. One being a normal ma, the other an international celebrity whom everybody recognises. This story shows that love really does conquer all, even when everybody appears to be against it. Although it has all the essential ingredients of a traditional romantic comedy, this film has a difference which makes it an inprobable, but not an impossible situation; two people from two different worlds falling in love. For me, this is what sets 'Notting Hill' apart from other romantic comedies. Other movies like Notting Hill could include: * Bridget Jones' Diary * Maid In Manhatten * Win A Date With Ted Hamilton! All of these films are rom-coms with a certain aspect of love across social classes and backgrounds. Rated: Loved this film! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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