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Notting Hill
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Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Universal Pictures
Web Site: www.notting-hill.com
Kiddie Movie: Maybe to romantic for them.
Date Movie: She'll make you go.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Quite a few.
Memorable Scene: William's sister's birthday party.
Memorable Quote: Too many to mention.
Directed By: Roger Michell
Produced By: Duncan Kenworthy

Notting Hill
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:04 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
So, there I am going to see "Notting Hill," and as I go in the theater something strikes me - I'm the only dude there. There were lots of groups of dudettes, and me. Had I been more aggressive, maybe I could have taken advantage of the situation, sat next to a couple of cuties and, well, struck up a conversation about how I couldn't believe their boyfriends wouldn't go to the movie with them. But, instead, I took my seat and waited for the film to start. Alright, some dudes did come in with their respective dudettes by the time it was showtime, but I still felt a little weird, at least until the end of the movie.

"Notting Hill" tells the story of Anna (Julia Roberts) and William (Hugh Grant). Anna's a movie star and William sells travel books from his little shop in Notting Hill. One day Anna strolls into his store to buy a book, William treats her kinda normal, and she leaves. Pretty short movie, huh? Well, as fate would have it, a little later William goes out to get some orange juice, and well, Anna ends up with it all over her chest. William, the swell guy he is, offers her to use his apartment to clean up and change, and, well, she does. Then she's getting ready to leave and she kisses him. So, they fall in love, she gets to meet his family and friends, and we find that the movie actress is a normal person who can't admit she loves a normal dude.

Alright, there's a lot more to the movie, and if you can't figure out the happy ending, well, you have no concept of romantic comedy. But, "Notting Hill" isn't just for the girls. Sure, they get the romantic part, but for the dudes there is the comedy part, and "Notting Hill" has plenty of it.

Yea, that's right, "Notting Hill" is pretty funny, in a romantic sort of way. Come on, how would you act if you sold travel books and this stunning actress came into your shop? Pretty much the same way William acts, shy, trying to treat her normal. And how would you act if she actually took you up on your offer to clean up in your dirty apartment and kissed you before she left? Pretty much the same way William acts as he tells her that he won't tell anyone, except maybe just himself, and even then he wouldn't believe it. And how would your friends react if you brought her to your sister's birthday dinner? Pretty much the same way as his friends do when he arrives with her on their doorstep.

The comedic highlights are many, and there's a nice love story mixed in, too, so to wrap this up, I would have to say as much as this movie just screams "chick flick," dudes, you might find it kinda funny, that is unless you're one of those "all I want to see are things blowing up" kinda movie dudes, then you'll think it sucks. But, if you're a sensitive new millennium kind of dude, you'll like it, and you might even get lucky afterwards because she found you so sensitive to take her to a movie she wanted to see and not "The Phantom Menace" or "The Matrix" for the 5th time.

"Notting Hill" gets 4 ½ stars out of 5. I enjoyed it, I know the dudettes did, and it seems like their dates did too.

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!

 

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