Notting quite like Notting Hill

I had no idea how much nonsense it was, but nonsense it all is.
— Anna Scott, Notting Hill

Notting Hill (1999) is lovely. I think it’s beautiful, and I’ll fight you if you disagree.

Notting Hill has been mimicked by every gaudy romance since, but that doesn’t dilute its beauty, only heightens it. It is worth imitating, even badly. All great art should be copied, stolen, even desecrated.

The fame thing isn’t really real, you know.

Good writing, well cast, creative cinematography, and just really bloody cheerful, happy like. What’s not to love?

Anna and William sat at a table in 1999's Notting Hill