Hugh Grant returns to familiar teritory with Notting Hill – the story of William Thacker a bookstore owner who literally bumps into film star Anna in the street and so begins a story of true love.
Set against the background of Notting Hill we follow Williams unlikely group of friends, including an oustanding performance by then new comer Rhys Ifans a Spike his zany flatmate. We laugh as we watch William deal with the pressure of dating a Hollywood film star and the papparazzi who seem intent on following their every move.
This is one of the films I still return to time after time for an uplifting night in. It has a beautiful soundtrack – including Elvis Costello’s beautiful version of ‘She’ and Ronan Keatings top hit ‘When You Say Nothing At All’. The onscreen pairing of Grant & Roberts works very well and they truly look convincing as a couple falling in love against the odds. Wonderful entertainment.