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A 1999 Romantic Comedy starring Julia Roberts as staggeringly successful movie star Anna Scott who meets travel bookstore owner William Thacker (Hugh Grant) in the eponymous area of London and begins a somewhat rocky relationship with him. They want to be together, but her mega-stardom is constantly intruding on their happiness. Along the way to love, there’s plenty of quirk and British accents to add a little fun and flavor.

The movie is notable for taking several shots at show business, in particular how the movie business treats female stars.

Tropes used in Notting Hill include:
  • Babies Ever After: Implied in the ending shot.
  • Book Ends: The movie starts with a montage of Anna on the red carpet and ends the movie with the same.
  • Bookworm: William is this to an extent. He owns a travel bookstore and he also suggests that Anna do a movie adaptation of a Henry James novel. Which she does.
  • Breathless Non-Sequitur: "I'm sure you meant no harm, and I'm sure it was all just friendly banter and I'm sure you all have dicks the size of peanuts. Enjoy your meal the tuna's really good."
  • Celebrity Is Overrated

 Anna: You know the fame isn't real.

  • Chick Flick: With a distinct 90s feel no less.
  • Crash Into Hello: William and Anna met when she bought a book at his store, but they literally run into each other later that day in the street and he spills orange juice all over her.
  • Caustic Critic: Pajiba listed the movie's most famous line as one of the cheesiest movie lines ever written.

  "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

 William: Is this your first film?

Child Actress: Well ... actually, it's my 22nd!

William: Any favorites among the 22?

Child Actress: Working with Leonardo.

William: DaVinci?

Child Actress: DiCaprio.

William: Of course. And is ... is he your favorite Italian director?

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