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Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 May 1999 (USA)
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The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director:

Roger Michell

Writer:

Richard Curtis
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Anna Scott
Hugh Grant ... William Thacker
Richard McCabe ... Tony
Rhys Ifans ... Spike
James Dreyfus ... Martin
Dylan Moran ... Rufus the Thief
Roger Frost ... Annoying Customer
Henry Goodman ... Ritz Concierge
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... 'Time Out' Journalist
Lorelei King ... Anna's Publicist
John Shrapnel ... PR Chief
Clarke Peters ... 'Helix' Lead Actor
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... 'Helix' Foreign Actor
Yolanda Vazquez Yolanda Vazquez ... 'Helix' interview Interpreter
Mischa Barton ... 'Helix' 12-year-old Actress
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Storyline

Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mike Newell was approached but rejected it to work on Pushing Tin (1999). He said that in commercial terms he had made the wrong decision, but did not regret it. He had previously directed Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), which was also written by Richard Curtis and also starred Hugh Grant. See more »

Goofs

When William and Anna leave the birthday party, they turn right, and William points that way when he suggests Anna come to his house. However, William turns left out of the house to go home after the "perfect girl" date and subsequently spending the night at Max and Bella's house. See more »

Quotes

Anna Scott: Can I stay for a while?
William: You can stay forever.
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Crazy Credits

The coloured dots and symbols pop up in time with the music (And when the word 'heart' is sung, a litte red heart appears) See more »

Alternate Versions

In the ABC airing, Spike's T-shirt to wear on his date with 'The Great Janine' says 'Let's Have Sex NOW!'. In the theatrical version the T-shirt says 'Fancy a Fuck?'. Also, some partial nudity is digitally covered. See more »


Soundtracks

From the Heart
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Another Level
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International UK and Ireland Limited
(international version only)
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Charming and funny
28 June 1999 | by Paul-103See all my reviews

I guess sometimes I'm a sucker for a really good romantic comedy. Hugh Grant has such a great screen persona (at least in this kind of role). Extremely charming and amusing, he is. Rhys Ifans comes as close to stealing a film as a supporting actor can, he was perfect. Gee, did I mention Julia Roberts? I'm not really a fan, but I thought she was very appealing in the role. The ensemble cast was also very well put together, the writing fresh and very funny. Go ahead and see it, you'll like it.


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Release Date:

28 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,811,180, 30 May 1999

Gross USA:

$116,089,678

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$363,913,114
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2.39 : 1
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