Am a hopeless romantic & optimistic at heart..
It is most proven by the kind of movies I adore & are on my repeat list which i prefer watching during my times distress..
Notting Hill happens to be one of them, which just makes me smile & feel good about being nice, simple, basic at heart as being most precious!
To me that’s the power of cinema – to communicate the simplest of feelings, thoughts, ideas in the most profound & touching manner.
Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant won me over with this film – I shall adore them always coz of this one film, though their previous & current credentials are great too but for me Notting Hill is all they mean when I think about them.
My favourite scenes are plenty – the gathering of friends alongwith the park scene with “You say it best…” playing in background is surreal but nice 🙂
The last bookshop scene with the standout dialogue of “am just another girl asking a boy to love her..” is brilliantly composed, written & performed. The way it ends on high with the character of Hugh, who was so uncomfortable with the limelight & press, having to become a part of the press to make Julia stay while all cameras, attention turns to him!
Pairing is perfect though I read Julia Roberts charging a bomb & Hugh Grant making not so nice comments about her mouth size (Come On Grant), still they did each scene with so much care & involvement.
It actually felt that this is Julia Roberts the most popular star, falling in love with a nobody in England, cute but nobody. They have never looked better, seemed the perfect timing for the movie to be made(early to mid 30s).
With 16 years having passed past the making of movie & how precious it holds a position in our hearts still proves itself to be a timeless classic.
This movie makes me believe more in miracles, in love & giving everyone around more chances than being judgemental.
There are so many little things that I want to remember – the painting, book shop, william james, how julia wanted normal so bad, how hugh was dazzled at first but felt normal slowly..how polite & gentle everyone is for everybody else.. how they fix their first date in between a 5min interview questions.. the last scene on the bench of the park.. how perfect they look while walking together !
Lovely, Thank You for making. Another beautiful review –