Notting Hill (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Charming performances provide romance aplenty.


Movie Info

Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British bookstore clerk? She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike (Rhys Ifans). One day, William is minding the store when in strolls Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a lovely and well-known actress from the United States who is … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and brief strong language)
Genre: Comedy , Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Curtis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 1999
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Anna Scott

as William Thacker

as Rufus the Thief

as Annoying Customer

as Time Out Journalist

as Anna's Publicist

as PR Chief

as Helix Lead Actor

as Jeff King

as Movie-Within-Movie A...

as Foreign Actor

as Interpreter

as 10-Year-Old Actress

as Ritz Concierge

as Loud Man at Restaura...

as Loud Man at Restaura...

as Loud Man at Restaura...

as Loud Man at Restaura...

as Perfect Girl

as Security Man

as Third Assistant Dire...

as Harry the Sound Man

as Anna's Co-Star

as Japanese Business Ma...

as Savoy Concierge

as Journalist

as Journalist

as Journalist

as Journalist

as William's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Notting Hill

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (29)

The ending is happy and ironic in equal measure, but most of the fun is just getting there with the right chemistry and compatibility.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

t's an agreeably slick affair, with decent support performances, elegant camerawork, and several impressive set pieces.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Lately, romance comedies have expanded in running time, doubtless to compensate for their shrinkage in charm, and this is no exception -- it's way too long for something far too slight.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The film's romantic core is impervious to problems.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The movie has lots of glossy charm!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Notting Hill

½

Like I've said in a previous review, all a romantic comedy needs is a tangible chemistry between the two actors and a clever script. "Notting Hill" delivers the goods.

It's lacking in many technical standpoints and can get a little too sappy at times, but the characters are so alluring and the script is so witty that it overcomes the choke points of this film. I found myself laughing out loud at the humor and I found myself really caring to see more progression within these characters' relationships. "Notting Hill"'s a great romantic comedy that's sure to please all movie-goers.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

Personally endeared and irresistible, Notting Hill is a perfect dream - a beloved story that begins with a coincidence that has evolved into something greater between an ordinary man and a prominent actress. Notting Hill is perhaps imperfect, but beyond reason, Notting Hill capitalizes on basic human emotional vulnerabilities. Most charming.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

Wonderfully funny movie, that can be seen over and over again. Brilliantly written, with great characters, a delightful cast and perfect chemistry between the actors. It's got more memorable scenes than several dozen's worth of your average rom-coms put together. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that it's my favourite "Brit flick" of all-time. It also gives you a very fascinating insight to the complicated reality that comes with being a movie star. I have a very sincere love for this film and I'm not afraid to say it. It's witty, it's heartfelt and beautifully narrated. But above all, incredibly moving. Too bad they never made a spin-off with the character "Spike", because every minute he's on screen is an absolute riot. Anyway, if you're looking for a cozy feel-good film to watch with someone special, then this is truly the perfect pick.

CloudStrife84
Mike S

Super Reviewer

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