Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British bookstore clerk? She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike (Rhys ...
Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British bookstore clerk? She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike (Rhys Ifans). One day, William is minding the store when in strolls Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a lovely and well-known actress from the United States who is in London working on a film. She buys a book from William, and she is polite and charming in the way a famous actress would be with a star-struck sales clerk. Their relationship would logically end there, if William didn't run out a few minutes later to buy some juice. While dashing back to the shop, he bumps into Anna on the street, spilling juice all over her blouse. Since he lives nearby, William politely offers to let her stop by his house to clean up; since William seems harmless enough, Anna agrees. When Anna has to stop back to pick up a bag she left at William's house, they kiss -- just in time for Spike to show up. A romance slowly blooms as his friends and family (not to mention the world at large) wonder out loud what he's doing dating a movie star. Notting Hill reunites Hugh Grant with producer Duncan Kenworthy and screenwriter Richard Curtis, who previously worked together on the international hit Four Weddings And A Funeral. Mark Deming, Rovi
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Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Gina McKee. Run time: 123 mins. Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1. Originally released: 1999. Language: English. Brand new, factory sealed region 1 with white security label. Ships USPS First Class with tracking from Oklahoma in 1 business day-6 days a week.
Brand New 6. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant forge memorable chemistry in this charmer about two very different people--William, an unassuming bookstore owner in London's Notting Hill section, and Anna, a Hollywood actress--who, against the odds, fall in love. After Anna wanders into William's shop while filming on location in London, the two share an instant attraction and find themselves attempting to forge a normal relationship despite Anna's megawatt star power. Screenwriter Richard Curtis (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL) has crafted a traditional romantic comedy that is surprisingly frank in its depiction of the lives of the rich and famous and the price they pay for success.
Notting Hill has quickly become one of my favorite movies!!! I so appreciate the fact that though Anna was rich and famous, for that is what her life's profession was, she wanted the same very normal things that most of us count as mundane or boring. She was immature for the first two thirds of the movie, but her character began to mature and develope and by the end of the movie she knew had fully blossomed. It was lovely to see the changes in her. Spike was absolutely hillarious!! Hugh Grant was wonderful as was Honey, and all of his dear friends. Their chemistry together really made the movie such a success! It never gets old to me and i laugh just as hard every time i watch it.