Notting Hill

DVD - 1999
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Notting Hill
The world's most famous movie star falls in love with a small-time bookstore owner.

Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, 1999
Edition: Collector's edition widescreen
ISBN: 0783235100
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE N
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 09, 2014

This is movie is great. You guys should think about giving people the option of being able to check it out.

Nov 26, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I do love writer Richard Curtis. He captures the everyman living an ordinary life better than anyone else I know. This story centers on -- who else? -- Hugh Grant's character and how his life is turned upside down when his path intersects with big-time movie star Anna Scott, played by Julia Roberts. Without the superb writing behind it, NOTTING HILL could be formulaic, but with a stellar script, it hits its mark. One of the best scenes is when Anna is rehearsing her lines on the roof with William. Nothing encapsulates the natural back-and-forth better than that. It's not a mind-blowing film, but for what it is, I recommend NOTTING HILL.

Nov 25, 2014

... THERE IS ONE SCENE IN THIS MOVIE, IN PARTICULAR, where we see what a truly wonderful actress JuliaRoberts actually is; she is someone who has never quite or completely won me over... but, in the bookshop scene, after she and the the HughGrant character have had a disagreement and his feelings have been hurt as a result, when she states that "she's just a girl asking to be loved" , that her talent and skill as an actress shine-through. Her control of the "word" and her imparting of restrained emotion on the brink of breaking are worth the watching of this movie. No doubt about it, she's a pro.

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Cute premise, decent acting, good wit, a nice rom-com.

Jun 25, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fairy tale male wish-fulfillment story that was admittedly fairly entertaining. It sure felt pretty calculated to push all the right buttons, but hell, I guess sometimes a well done "pop song" can be as fun as something with more artistic merit too.

Jun 05, 2014
  • dabra rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

love this movie.
romantic, funny!

Dec 26, 2013
  • tazz3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you like Julia Roberts you'll
enjoy this movie

Sep 19, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this zanny film immensely. Lots of chuckles.

Apr 11, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Favorite line: "These carrots were murdered."

Nov 01, 2011
  • lovinglife20001 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So cute! Very romatic. 5 stars all the way!

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Dec 02, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"Happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat."

Sep 30, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just going to the kitchen to get some food, then I'm going to tell you a story that will make your ba*** shrink to the size of raisins.

Jan 03, 2011
  • mbazal rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Anna Scott: After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.


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Sep 30, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jan 03, 2011
  • mbazal rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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Sep 30, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Will meets a famous American actress named Anna and his life changes forever.

Jan 03, 2011
  • mbazal rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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


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Sep 30, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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