It’s 2:40 am, I’ve finished watching Notting Hill a little while ago, and I’m listening to She by Elvis Costello. I’m delirious because of sleep deprivation, nostalgic because I watched this movie after nine years or so, and as always, a little hungry.
If you haven’t watched the movie, and care about spoilers, please close this tab. If not, read on my ramblings, since you’ve bothered to read this far (Seriously though, I appreciate you, a reader of my irregularly updated blog).
Anna Scott was a Goddess, to quote Bernie, William’s best friend. Oh, and how sad was that his ex-girlfriend(William’s) married his best friend. But I really liked Bella, she was witty and cared for William. Also, I’m just going to refer to Hugh and Julia by their own names, cause that comes naturally to me.
Yeah, so the last time I watched this movie was nearly nine years ago, with my sister. She adores Julia Roberts, and likes all things British. I think I like romantic comedies of this era because I watched them with her.
Hugh Grant is, obviously, unspeakably handsome. I watched his movie with Sandra, Two Weeks notice, just yesterday. Anyway, so Julia walks into Hugh’s life oh-so-casually, and he ends up falling, and she ends up leaving. I won’t even comment on that, no. This happens twice, but the end of the movie had me in tears(no surprise there). Happy tears, just to be clear. Oh, and she gifts him the original of the painting he has in his house. Happiness isn’t happiness without a violin playing goat, anyone?
And his sister, Honey was… for the lack of a better word, eccentric. I mean, just leave the woman alone in the loo, right? But I get the frenzy and the admiration too. Spike and Honey were really perfect for each other.
And another favourite dialogue when a random fan offers her his number, she says “Tempting… but no.”
Oh wait, the one that takes away the cake is this one.
It displayed a vulnerability that’s hard not to like. I don’t think a lot of people understand what that vulnerability is unless they’re the ones experiencing it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from perfect, but I really try.
Anyway, back to Hugh and Julia. The conference is also a really great scene. When the journalist asks her again till when she will be staying in the UK, and she pauses and says “Indefinitely”. My hopeless romantic heart.
I’ll leave a list of songs from the movie here, if anyone’s interested.
She – Elvis Costello
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
How Can you mend a broken heart – Al Green
In Our Lifetime – Texas
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
From the Heart – Another Level
The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Benett