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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

Taglines:

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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Notting Hill 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:

$363,944,522
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

" Notting Hill" would become Hugh Grant's highest grossing release, having earned $363m as of December 2002. See more »

Goofs

When Anna and William are together in his house and he is reading the newspaper and she is reading her lines, the picture on the paper he is reading changes. See more »

Quotes

Honey: Oh God, this is one of those key moments in life, when it's possible you can be really, genuinely cool - and I'm failing 100%. I absolutely and totally and utterly adore you and I think you're the most beautiful woman in the world and more importantly I genuinely believe and have believed for some time now that we can be best friends. What do YOU think?
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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 »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 27 January 2020 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill
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a kind of magic
12 March 2003 | by trvwatsonSee all my reviews

Notting Hill had a kind of magic to it, not because Julia Roberts was a big star, in and out of film, but because the story is so beautifully told, and Julia is completely out of her usual, powerful performance routine, it seems she is not really trying to act, which gives it it's certain edge, she becomes real, this can also be said for Hugh, playing the usual dopey character he's customed to really does suit him, and both of them really worked well together. The day after watching it, i went round to Notting Hill which is just near where i work, hopeing to catch a glimpse of the famous door, but couldn't find it, oh well the magic of this romantic weepy will have to remain in my heart, and im sure alot of people feel the same.


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