Notting Hill

Notting Hill

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Director: Roger Michell

Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville

     
 

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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 entertainingSee more details below

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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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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Notting Hill not only featured a match made in 1990s romantic comedy heaven, but also used that star wattage to comment on celebrity absurdity. Adding a different spin to the American beauty-meets-British boy formula from Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), the pairing of Hugh Grant's bookseller William with Julia Roberts' movie star Anna Scott becomes a humorously poignant commentary on the unreal life led by stars such as Roberts and Grant. Naturally the tabloid press gets in the way, as do Anna's diva tendencies, but William's down-to-earth, eccentric version of reality (complete with Rhys Ifans' scene-stealing roommate-from-hell Spike) ultimately wins a place in Anna's world. Roberts' low key performance and Anna's awareness of fame's ephemeral nature allow her to be more than simply the lustrous object of William's bumbling desire. Opening strongly the week after Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace was released, Notting Hill went on to become the first of Roberts' two $100 million-plus summer romantic comedy hits (along with Runaway Bride), and breathed new life into Grant's tabloid-marred career as a wittily self-deprecating leading man.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
UPC:
0025192064029
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:04:00
Sales rank:
2,073

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Roberts Anna Scott
Hugh Grant William Thacker
Hugh Bonneville Bernie
Emma Chambers Honey
James Dreyfus Martin
Gina McKee Bella
Rhys Ifans Spike
Tim McInnerny Max
Richard McCabe Tony
Dylan Moran Actor
Roger Frost Actor
Julian Rhind-Tutt Actor
Lorelei King Actor
John Shrapnel Actor
Clarke Peters Actor
Arturo Venegas Actor
Mischa Barton Actor
Henry Goodman Actor
Melissa Wilson Actor
Emma Bernard Actor
Sam West Actor
Ann Beach Actor
Alec Baldwin Jeff King
Emily Mortimer Perfect Girl

Technical Credits
Roger Michell Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow Art Director
David Allday Art Director
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Richard Curtis Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Shuna Harwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Duncan Kenworthy Producer
Nick Moore Editor
Christopher Newman Asst. Director
Mary Selway Casting
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Webber Special Effects Supervisor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles- She [:23]
2. William's Notting Hill [:07]
3. Surreal, But Nice [:06]
4. Horse & Hound [1:49]
5. Birthday Party [:00]
6. A Date with Anna [1:49]
7. A Nasty Surprise [6:48]
8. She's Gone [1:00]
9. She's Back [7:57]
10. She's His [3:03]
11. Rude Awakening [6:57]
12. Ain't No Sunshine [2:48]
13. Hope on the Heath [7:09]
14. Just a Girl... [7:57]
15. The Right Decision [:07]
16. Press Conference [1:57]
17. The Meaning of My Life is...She [1:10]
18. End Titles [3:23]

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