May 28, 1999
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Drama
The British movie "Notting Hill" focuses on the sweetly bumbling William Thacker, whose life changes suddenly when he meets Anna Scott, a famous movie star. Their first meeting comes about when she enters his shop, but they keep bumping into each other and eventually fall in love, which is equally surprising to both of them. Despite the seemingly plentiful obstacles, they begin to date. This romantic comedy deals with the price of fame as it focuses on the new couple's struggle to nurture their relationship despite nosy intrusion from the press and interference from friends and relatives. The culture clash between his Englishness and her American background also provides fuel for conflict in a film that is filled with references to great works of literature.