September 27, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Notting Hill

By |2018-03-21T18:32:08+01:00March 1st, 2004|Reviews|


Date: 1999

Director: Roger Mitchell

Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Rhys Ifans


irector Roger Mitchell’s fluffy romantic comedy (written by “Four Weddings and a Funeral” author Richard Curtis) gets help from Welshman Rhys Ifans’s as Spike, Hugh Grant’s roommate, and Julie Roberts, who spoofs herself as superstar actress Anna Scott. Ifans is a perfect Grant-ruffler, a gangly jitterbug plugged into a socket. The plot needs him: stodgy London bookstore owner William Thacker (Grant) falls for big-time star Scott after she happens into his Notting Hill store. The amiable Grant has a nice moment when he fakes being a film critic for the magazine “Horse and Hound.” Roberts strikes some unexpectedly winning Audrey Hepburn notes.

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A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.