Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Notting Hill

This 1999 film stars Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Hugh owns a small bookstore and Julia is a world renowned movie star. She steps into his store one day and they strike up a conversation. He accidentally spills orange juice on her shirt and offers to let her change at his place right around the corner. When she goes to leave, to his surprise, she kisses him good bye.

They start to try and date, with her meeting his friends and him trying to dodge the trappings of fame. They have a wonderful time together until his room mate betrays that she is staying with him and the paparazzi show up on the door step. She behaves badly and runs away.

He catches up with her again when she is in England filming a movie he suggested that he would like to see her in someday. He overhears a conversation between her and her co-star which leads him to believe that she is not interested in him. She comes to his book store and tells him that "after all...I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." He rejects her because he doesn't feel that he can handle the fame issue.

His friends help him to see the error pf his ways and he quickly gets to her press conference and ask her if she could see herself dating him to which she responds yes. They end up married and have a baby on the way by the end. He still struggles with her fame but puts up with it out of love for her.

This is just a fun and enjoyable movie to watch. It is set to "When you say nothing at all" by Ronan Keating and can be found on the soundtrack.

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