Romantic comedy with ‘Notting Hill’
American Center weekly film screening showcasing Hollywood romantic comedies screens on Tuesday January 5 at 6 p.m at American Center, Colombo. ‘Notting Hill’ is produced by Duncan Kenworthy, and directed by Roger Michell.
The box-office film stars Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers and James Dreyfus. Every man’s dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop.
A little later, he still can’t believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him.
Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.
The screenplay was written by Richard Curtis who had previously written Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was. The film won a BAFTA, and was nominated in two other categories. Notting Hill won several other awards, including a British Comedy Award and a Brit Award for the soundtrack.