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Notting Hill is not very accurate is it?

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SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:35

I mean, in the book shop and they think about how exciting it would be to see a celebrity. And Anna going into some random's house. And then kissing him - I can't get on board with this.

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Charis1 · 06/09/2015 22:37

its all a bit silly, but harmless nonsense if you enjoy killing time with that sort of thing

SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:38

Dh is enjoying it.
We are just at the excrutiating bit where Anna has called and they can't remember the name.

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definiteissues · 06/09/2015 22:38

Don't watch it then?
Aladdin isn't very accurate either but I still love both films

SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:41

Yes, I'm just musing. Sorry if I've touched a nerve!

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Skang · 06/09/2015 22:43

Someone is very defensive of Notting Hill. I'd that you, Hugh? [Grin]

mammuzzamia · 06/09/2015 22:46

A bit over-excited I think at the idea of celebrity. It is all a bit silly I suppose.

PermetsTu · 06/09/2015 22:46

This is why I don't watch romcoms.

I like Die Hard. Much more realistic. In fact, it's probably a documentary.

I noticed Notting Hill was on and I deliberately skipped past it on the guide. DH would be watching it and Iron Man 2's on ffs.

AGnu · 06/09/2015 22:47

It's got some of the best lines though - "Happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat." Grin

SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:48

I love iron man. I totally think the technology exists to keep Tony stark alive.

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definiteissues · 06/09/2015 22:48

I'm defensive because I pointed out the obvious solution of don't continue to watch a film that clearly isn't being enjoyed? Okaaaay then

BitOfFun · 06/09/2015 22:50

The husband is enjoying it.

SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:50

I was hoping for mild piss taking rather than practical solutions tbh. I don't have much in my life.

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southeastastra · 06/09/2015 22:51

it's a really wincey film imo, and england that doesn't exist for americans

SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 22:53

And yes, the Hugh Grant fan next to me is chortling away.
I once commented on a thread about nearly killing him at Christmas as his vision of shopping was christmas eve in a local craft market with a light dusting of snow and a hot chocolate. Not bluewater panicking because all the Furbies have been sold, elbowing people in the crush for Disney soft toys.

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TinklyLittleLaugh · 06/09/2015 22:54

Is that the one where the husband insists on carrying his paraplegic wife up the stairs every night? A boyfriend carried me upstairs once. It remains one of the scariest experiences of my life.

scribblegirl · 06/09/2015 22:56

Switch over to the 20 greatest moments of the 90s. Classic viewing Wink

HamaTime · 06/09/2015 22:59

I like the horse and hound bit,

RachelZoe · 06/09/2015 23:01

Agree, it's bollocks, all of it, so achingly wanky and very inaccurate (I am a disgruntled Notting Hill resident)

Lots of very confused tourists wandering around these parts who have been mislead by it. It is fun in it's own cheesy way though Grin

Alterego1965 · 06/09/2015 23:01

Yes horse and hound Grin

I do think Anna is a selfish twat though.

Maryz · 06/09/2015 23:02

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SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 23:04

Yes to the wife carrying. I forgot that. Horse and hound? I'm waiting for the Rhys in his pants part.
Just told dh that Rhys is way more attractive than Hugh, and for some stupid reason went on to talk about my ex who looked exactly like hugh, forgetting that I'd never mentioned that before. Dh now looking disgruntled.

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SouthWestmom · 06/09/2015 23:07

He was quite convincing as Daniel Cleaver to be fair. That's not really a Hugh Grant film though.
I suspect I'm getting old and if it's not believable I'm only watching if Capt America is in it.

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OhYeahMama · 06/09/2015 23:09

It is about as accurate in its reflection of London life as Paddington. I enjoy both though, for the escapism, I also love Love Actually for that reason.

PermetsTu · 06/09/2015 23:12

I've told DH that other women let their husbands watch romcom shite and he's is v jealous. He is putting up with Iron Man as I type. I LOVE Iron Man.

PermetsTu · 06/09/2015 23:13

Ooh I watched The Winter Soldier last night. Brillig it was. Very true to life.

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