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Notting Hill [DVD] [1999]

Release Date:06/11/2002
Along with 28 Days, the DVD of Notting Hill is one of the most satisfying and complete DVD packages for a romantic comedy. Starting with a widescreen, anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital Surround and 5.1 Audio, the disc presents the film and its supplemental material in a lavish way that befits a Julia Roberts blockbuster. Extras like an entertaining commentary with director Roger Mitchell, producer Duncan Kenworthy, and writer Richard Curtis, production notes, and cast and crew biographies shed light on the making of the film and the people behind it, while the travel guide to the Notting Hill area, "Hugh Grant's Movie Tips" (which basically consists of Grant joking around with the crew, and the bookmarks that cue up the film's musical highlights capture Notting Hill's witty, romantic spirit and setting. Deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer round out this entertaining and substantial disc, which reaffirms that films other than special effects extravaganzas can make effective use of the format's extra features.

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    Notting Hill
    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 in London working on a film. She buys a book from William, and she is polite and charming in the way a famous actress would be with a star-struck sales clerk. Their relationship would logically end there, if William didn't run out a few minutes later to buy some juice. While dashing back to the shop, he bumps into Anna on the street, spilling juice all over her blouse. Since he lives nearby, William politely offers to let her stop by his house to clean up; since William seems harmless enough, Anna agrees. When Anna has to stop back to pick up a bag she left at William's house, they kiss -- just in time for Spike to show up. A romance slowly blooms as his friends and family (not to mention the world at large) wonder out loud what he's doing dating a movie star. Notting Hill reunites Hugh Grant with producer Duncan Kenworthy and screenwriter Richard Curtis, who previously worked together on the international hit Four Weddings And A Funeral. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Julia Roberts
      Julia Roberts - Anna Scott
    • Hugh Grant
      Hugh Grant - William Thacker
    • Hugh Bonneville
      Hugh Bonneville - Bernie
    • Emma Chambers
      Emma Chambers - Honey
    • James Dreyfus
      James Dreyfus - Martin

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