Friday, January 7, 2011

Notting Hill (1999) [PG-13] *****

William Thacker (Hugh Grant), the shy, protective owner of a travel bookstore in London's quaint Notting Hill district, crosses paths with Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), the world's most famous and most temperamental film actress. William offers Anna a welcome refuge from her surreal world of fame and paparazzi. Will she return his love for her, or will she break his heart?

This is a delightful romantic comedy; Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant have wonderful chemistry, the supporting cast is outstanding, and the ending is happy, uplifting, and believable. And, if you love Notting Hill, you won't want to miss Just Write, a charming romance, with an independent film flavor, on a very similar theme: a Hollywood tour bus driver who dreams of being a screenwriter meets his favorite young actress. 

Labels: comedy, filmmaking, romance

Internet Movie Database
Metacritic 66/100
RottenTomatoes Averages (critics=71, viewers=66)

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