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Notting Hill
Short plot summary

Boy (Hugh Grant) meets girl (Julia Roberts). Girl is movie star. Boy spills orange juice on girl. Boy takes girl home to allow her to change into something less orangey. Boy and girl kiss passionately, girl says good-bye.

Girl leaves message for boy on phone. Boy eventually calls girl. Boy and girl go to restaurant. They go back to girl's apartment to find she has a boyfriend, boy takes out dirty plates.

Boy finds girl is filming nearby. Boy overhears girl say he was 'nobody special'. Boy goes home.

What our panel of critics thought

"Back to the good old days in London when you could walk without fear of being grabbed by street urchins and chimney sweeps."

"Did I miss Chim Chimery? It must have been in this movie somewhere."

"Have they edited out the song on the roof tops? Why oh why oh why?"

"Where was Julie Andrews? I was expecting at least a cameo."

"Street crime in London today is terrible. Would Hugh really be able to walk through a market like that today without being stripped naked and a cucumber stuck up his bottom? I fear not."

Please tell me the ending

Girl goes to boys home, says 'that speech' (below) boy says he does not want his heart broken again, girl leaves with her heart broken.

Boy realizes his mistake and races across London in British C list celeb filled car. Boy gets girl in the end.

Quotable quotes (real)

Julia Roberts: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Other comments

A fun movie to watch. A love story set in a Mary Poppins type London without the singing penguins. A wonderful soundtrack. Very well written, well cast.

Date of review

September 3 , 2002

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