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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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Mrsjayy · 07/09/2015 10:16

Nottinghill is shockingly bad its the worst of the curtis films he should hang his head in shame I tried to watch it again last night but Julia in her beret and sunglasses made me ragey

BitOfFun · 07/09/2015 10:48

No no no- the WORST Richard Curtis film has to be the utterly charmless Boat That Rocked, an unquestioning glorification of the adventuresome Yewtree years.

TinklyLittleLaugh · 07/09/2015 10:57

The Boat that Rocked looks increasingly ill judged.

PerspicaciaTick · 07/09/2015 10:59

Notting Hill simply smacks of too much money. It has a great cast, but most of them are wasted and woefully 2D. It feels as though whole swathes of the film and entire storylines were lost on the cutting room floor, perhaps the writing and filming was self-indulgently bloated and someone realised at the last moment that they had to shoehorn the whole thing into 2 hours - cutting all the interesting bits out.

Mrsjayy · 07/09/2015 11:00

Oh I didnt know that was his film yy is light of all the revelations The boat that rocked is terrible.

lurkingabit · 07/09/2015 11:05

I always think Notting Hill was a bit of a jolly for all the actors.

wickedwaterwitch · 07/09/2015 11:06

Notting Hill is indeed dreadful, as is Love Actually

squoosh · 07/09/2015 11:06

I enjoy a bit of cinematic twaddle but Notting Hill is just so very dull. Endless scenes with awkward pauses and inane bumbling. Julia Roberts' character is such a humourless pain in the arse.

wickedwaterwitch · 07/09/2015 11:07

Lol at 'makes me want to watch Ken Loaches back to back'

squoosh · 07/09/2015 11:08

Love Actually is a film I can dip in and out of. I like the Emma Thompson bits and I love the part where Laura Linney almost gets it on with that BEAUTIFUL man.

The child is excruciating though. I fantasise about tasering him as he runs through airport security.

Mrsjayy · 07/09/2015 11:09

Aww love Actually is sweet i like it.

CarpetBagger · 07/09/2015 11:13

I find the wheelchair scene excruciatingly cringeful to watch.

at the dinner party when they talk about negative stuff.

I like most of RC writing but he cant do that sort of stuff with any grace...v clumsy

I like parts of NH and I also really like Iron Man.

ShelaghTurner · 07/09/2015 11:15

Four Weddings, Notting Hill, Love Actually, About a Boy, love them! I don't want them to be war and peace and I don't like films in general. But for 90 mins of lying on the sofa with popcorn you can't beat them.

Mrsjayy · 07/09/2015 11:17

Poor kid doesnt deserve a tasering Grin naked martin freeman and joanna page was an eyeful so wasnt expecting that. And we wont talk about the andrew lincoln Kiera knightly story

CarpetBagger · 07/09/2015 11:17

StormCoat Mon 07-Sep-15 10:01:13


Grin

SouthWestmom · 07/09/2015 11:20

To be fair mrs jayy, anyone in a beret and sunglasses makes me ragey.

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SouthWestmom · 07/09/2015 11:20

Although lovely Kiera could probably carry it off

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squoosh · 07/09/2015 11:21

I love Four Weddings, even with all the cheese and Andie McDowell's 'acting'.

Notting Hill feels like a bored attempt at a reboot of that.

squoosh · 07/09/2015 11:22

Ah just a little tasering mrsjayy. He is breaching all sorts of protocols after all! Grin

Mrsjayy · 07/09/2015 11:35

Aye I suppose anybody running through boarding with no pass would be wrestled to the ground and probably a little light tasering

WhoreGasm · 07/09/2015 11:36

"And that kid at the airport running past security. He'd probably be shot nowadays."

Oh, if only. If only.

It was quite a shock to see the same kid turn up as Raife, in Wolf Hall. He looked like he'd dressed up for 'Come as a medieval person' for his Yr 6 topic on the Tudors

BitOfFun · 07/09/2015 11:40

He certainly did Grin

TinklyLittleLaugh · 07/09/2015 11:40

He was Jojen Reed in GoT too.

But in our house he'll always be Featherboy.

WhoreGasm · 07/09/2015 11:43

And as for the flamboyantly saccharin 'carrying up the stairs'. If I was already a paraplegic the very last thing I'd want is to risk further serious injury by being carted upstairs by my spindly husband.

It's not a sweetly romantic gesture symbolic of their brave determination to maintain an intimate relationship in the face of her disability. It's yet another accident waiting to happen, idiot.

Infact, doesn't the bravely winsome one casually mention that she permanently disabled herself 'just by slipping down a couple of steps'?

In which case, she is doubly an idiot.

TinklyLittleLaugh · 07/09/2015 11:44

And thinking about it, he was in the scarecrow Dr Who as well. He's got that big eyed, nice boy, thing well sewn up hasn't he?

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